Originally Posted by Inga
I was actually quite impressed with how clean the tanks looked at Petsmart but I wouldn't listen to anything the clerks tell you about which fish will get along with which other fish. I learned that the hard way and now have world war 3 going on in my tank. I wouldn't hesitate to buy fish from Petsmart again, I would just make darn sure that I left with the fish I studied and decided on before going.
As far as Petco goes, I avoid them like the plague. Dirty, sad and sick looking tanks. They do not stop abuse from happening to fish in their care. I find it appalling.
More importantly... Welcome to the forum!
Lol thanks for the response and the .... warm welcome!
On another note, I don't want to start another post so I will just ask my question here and hope i get some responses.
What is a good size tank to start out with? I don't want something to small that it will consume my weekends. But I don't want something so big people think that I'm the city aquarium. I'm thinking a 55 gal planted tank will be a good start. Once I get this question answered it will open a whole other list of questions lol