02-17-2009, 10:09 PM
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new guy here a few questions
Ok so this is my first aquarium ever, I just decided today to go out and get one as I've been reading up on them the past week or so. I bought a 20 gallon premium aquarium kit by aquatic gardens from petco. It looks great, took me a while to figure out how to get water to flow through the filter but after jiggling it around it started working. I went there with the intent of getting the 12 gallon eclipse but they didnt have any.
The thing is I know for sure the tv-stand entertainment thing im using would of been able to hold a smaller one no problem, so I didnt think about getting a stand. And then I just put the 20 gallon on it with no problem and filled it up. I bought it 5-6 years ago at office depot and put it together. its about a foot and a half tall and theres about an inch leftover uncovered on every side. Theres a slight tilt to it, about 1/2 centimeter in one corner. I stood on it( im about the same weight as the 20 gal) and put some pressure before I used it and it seemed pretty sturdy. Theres no support directly in the middle, but the top isnt bowing at all. Should I be worried about the stand breaking and flooding my apartment? I definately dont have the instructions anymore to know who makes it or anything.
I pet a few plants in it, two bleheri and one water wisteria, I didn't take them out of there pot I just put rocks all around them, I dont know if thats right. Hope they grow. I'm not really sure what fish to get when its ready, probably ones the girlfriend thinks are cute, I definately want a catfish or two in the mix though.