10-20-2010, 10:21 AM
| || | noone told me about cycling!!
When I got my tank I had gotten a sales person to help me. I told him I was new at this and I didn't know a whole lot. He just told me to get one of the tank sets that comes with the filter and heater add the water conditioner and wait 48 hours before adding any fish. That was it! I'm really mad at him because he just wanted me to buy my crap and get out. I test my water daily and whenever anything get to high I would do a water change and it helped. But I couln't figure out why the Nitrites and Nitrates were so high. Everything is doing good now and my Ghosts are eating now and they seem happy but I could have harmed them. Yes partly my fault I should have done some research first but I also thought I was just going to get some Goldfish
or guppies and it wasn't a big deal. (even though I have now lost 2 guppies and a tetra) I know why I lost them at least now. When I get my new 130 gallon tank for my ghosts I know what I have to do. I would complain to management or someone but I know that wouldn't do anygood.