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Old 01-25-2012, 02:25 PM   #11
 
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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!

Its just in my blood i guess. Im a fire fighter / EMT. I dont let things work out, I fix them! its what I do!
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Old 01-25-2012, 02:54 PM   #12
 
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Its just in my blood i guess. Im a fire fighter / EMT. I dont let things work out, I fix them! its what I do!
Good thing, I suppose.

"Hello, 9-1-1? My house is on fire, would you please send someone right away?"

"Nah. It'll work itself out."
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Old 01-25-2012, 03:12 PM   #13
 
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i would change deciding that i wanted an aquarium, its given me headaches, sleepless nights and severe OCD, my partner thinks im crazy with the ammount of time i spend researching fish and tanks and substrates etc ....... but i love my guppies.

so id probably changethe fact that my aquarium was a gift and certain things i that were bought for me as gifts arent entirely to my taste or practical, i have a light big stone gravel, id have preferred dark but thats bearable,however the bright neon fake fern type plants that moult rubbish everywhere had to come out despite my mother-in laws interventions
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Old 01-25-2012, 03:14 PM   #14
 
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That is a gorgeous setup. What is that stem plant with lots of little leaflets just to the right of the middle in your tank? I'm looking for some stem plants for two of my tanks, and I love the look of it.


My fish tank regret: not painting the backs of my tanks black (I love the look it gives the tank), and not figuring out that goldfish can live with live plants. That would have saved me a lot of massive water changes on my 55 gal. But I suppose it isn't too bad now. I've got black paper on the back of all my tanks and the plants are thriving in the goldfish tank.
It is Rotola Indica. Btw Thanks! I miss that tank.
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Old 01-25-2012, 03:22 PM   #15
 
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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!
A thousand times this.
I wore out one of those API master kits in about a month and a half from my constant checking.
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Old 01-25-2012, 03:49 PM   #16
 
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I would press the reset button after every time i had a major spill . I think ive put in about 20 hours of cleaning and drying carpets !
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Old 01-25-2012, 04:01 PM   #17
 
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Old 01-25-2012, 08:45 PM   #18
 
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i would change deciding that i wanted an aquarium, its given me headaches, sleepless nights and severe OCD, my partner thinks im crazy with the ammount of time i spend researching fish and tanks and substrates etc ....... but i love my guppies.

so id probably changethe fact that my aquarium was a gift and certain things i that were bought for me as gifts arent entirely to my taste or practical, i have a light big stone gravel, id have preferred dark but thats bearable,however the bright neon fake fern type plants that moult rubbish everywhere had to come out despite my mother-in laws interventions
Hang in there Amy! As has been reiterated a number of times in this thread, patience is the most important tool at your disposal when starting a tank. Clearly it's been a frustrating process, but a few months from now you'll be elbow deep in baby Guppies and your partner won't think you so crazy anymore!
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Old 01-25-2012, 08:47 PM   #19
 
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I would press the reset button after every time i had a major spill . I think ive put in about 20 hours of cleaning and drying carpets !
Ouch! Any advice for the rest of us on how to steer clear of major spills?
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Old 01-25-2012, 09:29 PM   #20
 
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Ouch! Any advice for the rest of us on how to steer clear of major spills?
It happens when I'm rushing or trying to get a few water changes done at the same time ....not recommended. Just need to remember to slow down I guess
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