How big was your first tank?

Discussion in 'Polls' started by AnnaEA, Mar 6, 2006.


How big was your first tank?

  1. less then 10 gallons

  2. 10 - 30 gallons

  3. 30-100 gallons

  4. 100 gallons or more

  5. other

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  1. AnnaEAValued MemberMember

    My first tank is a ten gallon tank, since I am not counting all the fishbowls I had as a kid.
  2. MarcWell Known MemberMember

    55! Started pretty big ;D

    Don't worry, I'm getting my friend's dad interested in a tank, probably a large Malawi tank, something near 120 gallons :) That'd be a pretty big first tank!
  3. IsabellaFishlore VIPMember

    My first tank was only 10 gallons. Now it's transformed into a breeder tank (currently have a batch of cuttest wigglers in the world in there! ;D )
  4. chickadeeFishlore VIPMember

    I learned the hard way. My first tank was 3/4 gallon. My cousin give me the tank and the money for my first betta for my birthday. I didn't know any better at the time and he spent almost a month in the itty - bittly tank before I got him the 5 gallon. He was so happy he made a bubblenest the first day. Since then I have studied bettas and listened to people here at Fishlore and other experts all over the place and I wouldn't think of making that mistake again. :D

  5. IsabellaFishlore VIPMember

    I cannot believe how bettas survive in stores in literally only 2 cups of water (that's how small the bowls are in my cruel LFS). They must feel so restricted - no space, no fresh water, nowhere to swim, a real PRISON.
  6. newbie101Well Known MemberMember

    Its so SAAAADDDD!!! :'( :'( :'( At most stores they are in about 1 cup of water, in the little teeny tiny cups :(  and never cleaned.  It's like putting a large dog in a Pet Taxi thing whatever you call it :mad:  or a large macaw in a budgie cage...or a horse in a tiny stall, never cleaned out :mad: that's just animal cruelty! It's not fair how the ASPCA will confiscate horses, birds, dogs and cats, etc. being kept inhumanely but they don't do anything about fish :mad:
  7. IsabellaFishlore VIPMember

    Very true Emmma. Someone should make ASPCA realize about fish cruelty. Maybe if they started getting complaints from people they'd do something about it. I think there should be a law, just like in Rome, that forbids keeping fish in anything too small for their size. For example, forbidding keeping bettas in anything smaller than 5 or 10 gallons. I personally don't think I would have the courage to keep even tiny fish in anything smaller than 10G. If I couldn't get at least a 10G tank, then I wouldn't get any tank at all - rather than keeping fish in a prison.
  8. atmmachine816Fishlore VIPMember

    i started with a 29gallon that i got from my grandpa who unfortuanatly died so i wished i had started with something else so he would still be alive
  9. IsabellaFishlore VIPMember

    I am very sorry to hear your grandpa died. Yes, it's always sad. But such is life, we all die. All we can do is accept this reality. You sound as if you were thinking it was your fault that you grandpa died. Did you mean to say that if you didn't take the tank, he'd still be alive? If you think so, stop! It couldn't have possibly been your fault! It was simply his time to go - had nothing to do with the tank, believe me. He is now in a much better place, ATMmachine. Please, cheer up a bit.
  10. atmmachine816Fishlore VIPMember

    no i didnt mean to say that just that i wish he was still alive as i can live without this tank
  11. IsabellaFishlore VIPMember

    Yes, that's true. We'd all give anything to bring back our loved ones :(
  12. beckers4orangesValued MemberMember

    started out with a 10 another one a couple weeks later...then i got a 1 gallon for a betta...then i got a free 50 gallon tank....then i bought a 5 gallon...and im getting another one within the next week or so...
  13. gammerusWell Known MemberMember

    their lucky to get that, most bettas I find have less than 2 inches of water.
  14. JonWell Known MemberMember

    2 cups !!! WOW

    at my lfs they are in these tiny dish things... they cannot move and it has about 1 cup of water... the reaches the top and bottom and they all look colorless and dying... so sad
  15. wolfman21Valued MemberMember

    Had a little 5 gallon tank that a friend gave me and I've never looked back since
  16. NevilleWell Known MemberMember

    i've started 6 months ago with a 10 gallon tank.....really like this hobby.
  17. gammerusWell Known MemberMember

    My first tank was a 1gal hex with 2 painted glass fish, a pleco, and a couple tetras.... I have learned a lot about fish keeping since.
  18. COBettaCoupleFishlore LegendMember

    we started out with a 10g kit.
  19. SabiWell Known MemberMember

    Thats so true! I cant understand why they dont survive by me. :'(
    My very first was a 10gal which i kept goldfish in...
  20. BrianCBValued MemberMember

    The tank wasnt mine actually it was a birthday present for my younger brother, it was sad cause my dad didnt know he had to put a chemical in the tank so all the fish slowly died. It was 20G with some goldfish and a pleco we did know something was wrong with the water until we saw all the fish slowly dying and so the next day we got some dechlorinator and some new fish and those fish lasted for years but we never cycled the tank.