10-20-2013, 08:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Bennytheshark
Now I really wish I would have joined this site before I bought the tank.
I believe that I could return him (or her, I don't know) So would that be the only option besiides getting a new tank?
I am also aware of cycling, but (again on the advice of people I thought knew better) went ahead and bought the Tetra's Safestart which he told me could let me skip the first parts of cycling.
I guess I need to know where to go from here now that I have kinda screwed up.
Returning is probably your best option. Buying a larger aquarium is definitely one though. It would require a pretty big upgrade, up to a 55 or 75 gallon. There is a third option, but let's not get into it right now.
I honestly don't know much of anything about bacteria in a bottle like Tetra's Safestart. I messaged another member who is familiar with them, so he will hopefully be able to help.
Don't think of it as you screwed up. You're new and got some bad advice. Trust me it happens to nearly everyone. What you do about a mistake is more important in my opinion than if you make one.