11-10-2009, 09:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Mazdamarc
OK i have already messed up but untill i get the money to get a bigger tank im stuck. i was given a 20gal fish tank i bought a submergable heater,filter and bubble bar. i didnt start the tank right i knew nothing about cycleing a tank so i didn't do it. OK i have two Oscars and one catfish in the tank i was given wrong info to buy them because i didn't know that they grew so big now i know they do i will not be able to get a bigger tank until later. I test the water daily and for ph,nitrite,nitrate,hardness, and alkalinity with the 5 way test strips.
Hi Mazdamarc- Welcome to the forum! If I were you (and I'm not) I'd go with Angel079's first suggestion and take the fish back. If the store protests I'd be very insistent!
I'm sorry you were given such poor information on your first foray into fishkeeping.