Have you ever known some to let their tank go badly?

  • I had a friend in college who left his tank as is and would just feed the fish when he would go home for the weekend. By the end of the one school year, it was completely green and shockingly, none of the fish died. I don't get how or why people think it is okay to just leave tanks for this long without cleaning and changing the water. Unless you have an eco-system in place, it needs to be cleaned at least once a month.

  • I too started my first fish tank in the same manner. I did not have any clue how to care for the fish or clean the tank. I was under the impression that just feeding the fishes was enough. One day I was just gazing at the fishes and it dawned upon me that there was something seriously wrong with the way I was treating these poor little things and I started my research and now I know the best way to care for my fishes and my fish tank has become the object of everyone's envy.

  • I too started my first fish tank in the same manner. I did not have any clue how to care for the fish or clean the tank. I was under the impression that just feeding the fishes was enough. One day I was just gazing at the fishes and it dawned upon me that there was something seriously wrong with the way I was treating these poor little things and I started my research and now I know the best way to care for my fishes and my fish tank has become the object of everyone's envy.

    I guess when you just get things on a whim, you don't really consider long-term care. I did this with my first beta fish YEARS ago and I wish I had taken better care of him. He lived to be about 5 or 6 years old but sadly, he spent most of his life in a 1 gallon tank because I did not know any better.

  • Maybe that's how initially most of them think having a fish tank i suppose. Even I seriously thought there won't be much maintenance while owning a fish tank. The one and only duty for us is to feed them. Now I feel, I was so dumb about it.

  • Maybe that's how initially most of them think having a fish tank i suppose. Even I seriously thought there won't be much maintenance while owning a fish tank. The one and only duty for us is to feed them. Now I feel, I was so dumb about it.

    This is like plant keeping really. You think you just water it and you are done but you have to regulate the temperature and actually feel the plants plant food to keep them alive. Not all plants but most do require it!

  • We all have to start somewhere, it's understandable that as amateurs we don't know what to do and how to maintain a tank. But with patience and love, we can all learn to take better care of our aquarium. And can gradually make our move towards an aquarium with a self-sustaining ecosystem.

  • We all have to start somewhere, it's understandable that as amateurs we don't know what to do and how to maintain a tank. But with patience and love, we can all learn to take better care of our aquarium. And can gradually make our move towards an aquarium with a self-sustaining ecosystem.

    Having a self-sustaining tank is such a good move but it is very hard to achieve and can take years to find the right balance and care system. I think it is easier to do in salt water tanks.

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