How big was your first tank?

How big was your first tank?


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Allie

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We started with a 5 gallon and a 1.5 gallon Betta bowl...then with in a month we upgrade to a 10 gallon then a 20 gallon and so on...
 

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I started with a 20 gallon. That poor tank got terribly lonely and it seemed cruel and heartless to leave it sit frightened and alone like that. So I got a 55 and a 29 to keep it company!
 

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What a cool poll, Anna.

Mine was a 10 gallon tall hex. I regret it to this day. I will never again buy a tall tank. It feels like such a waste of volume, and the fish always need to about-turn.
 

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My first was a 5 gallon hexagonal tank with three much-loved goldfish
In the process of finding a new bigger tank for them, I bought a 35 gallon tank with some fish, and donated the goldfish to my uncle's pond.
My newest tank is a 55 gallon, which is cycling

I'm planning on keeping the 35 as a community tank, and have the 55 for bigger fish.


So.. Yay
 

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I bought a 10 gal with 6 guppies, then before the next week, I had a 55 gal
 

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i started with a 1 gallon with goldfish when i was little, but my first real tank was a 20 gal
 

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I guess I'll have to let you know when I get my first. Who know's? After all that planing and maybe I'll end up with a 3 gallon bucket ahahahahahahaha (eeek hope not lol)
 

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Aaron, which tank is it you're bidding on? Do you have a link or something? I'm just interested to know what it looks like etc.

However funny it would be to see you end up with a bucket, I hope you don't end up with one. I don't know what it is about them, but they somehow don't seem to look as nice as big tanks.
 

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Yeah, and its difficult to see the fish through the sides, ugh! lol

I'll get the link next time I'm on there.
 

purple_phoenix

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You could always cut holes in the sides. Then you'll be able to see what's inside

Okies.
 

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Rotfl
 

armadillo

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I started with a tall hex 10 gallon. I regret it. Never buy a tall hex! >
 

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Started with a 10 gallon tank, then a week later a store had 10 gallons for1 buck a peice so I had 10's, then I got a 38 for a bigger tank and now I have a 10, a 38, a 20 and a 29.

With more to come hopefully...
 

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My parents bought a 10 gallon tank. From what they tell me, they had black mollies, zebra danios, and my mother SWEARS there was an angelfish (which I can only 50% remember). .... the obviously were victims of a bad petstore clerk if we had an angelfish.
 

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armadillo said:
I started with a tall hex 10 gallon. I regret it. Never buy a tall hex! >
Y?
 

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Basically there's no horizontal swimming space, so you feel you're giving your fish 10 gallon to swim in, but really you're not. They have much less swimming distance than with a long tank.

Also, there's much less substrate surface, which is also less good/natural for the fish and your cycle.

And maintenance is a pain as you get really wet arms until your shoulder whenever you need to do something to the substrate.
 

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eeeek! me and extra work are not friends. thanks!
 

purple_phoenix

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HELLO again everyone!

My computer decided to shut down around two weeks ago and we've only just got it fixed, so I haven't been able to come on in a while

Feels good to be back!
 

bhcaaron

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Feels good to have ya back!
 

purple_phoenix

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Look at all your posts!

I thought someone was going to try and find a life outside fishlore?
 
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