01-25-2012, 12:58 PM
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Originally Posted by beetlebz
The first thing id change, is every tank would have been natural, or black gravel. The two biggest forehead slappers i look at every day is my 10g with a fine planted substrate (which looks good but cant be vacuumed) and my 55g planted tank with blue gravel. wth was I thinking. My project this month is going be changing the blue gravel to natural, but what a PITA!
Aside from that, I wish I could have flipped my switch off. The switch that bypasses my patience and assumes there HAS to be something I can tinker with to get my tank running right and water parameters solid. A little patience would have saved me alot of heartache over the last 5 or 6 years!
I'm sure a lot of people (myself included) wish they could find the switch you speak of. In fact, I think there should be a sticky called "Patience: The most important tool for setting up your new fishtank!
" It's human nature. You get a tank, fill it with water, maybe some decorations, and with every hour it sits empty the urge to fill it with something that swims becomes harder and harder to fight!