Ok, so I just got back from the lfs right by my house. I know I am lucky right? The owner was very busy. Which is always great to see. He came over and asked if there was anything he could help with. I explained my situation with buying my new 55 gallon aquarium. And wanting to buy my glow fish from him. I also told him I wanted to buy just 3-4 at a time and put them in QT for a month to watch. He asked why. I said so I could watch them before putting them in with the others. In case of disease. He said I could put all of them at once in with the quick cycle stuff he had. Which is equal to tetra safe start plus. I said what about amonia spike. He said no way. That won’t happen. I stood firm. We talked more. He had a sponge filter in each of his tanks in the store. Which was 50-75 easy. So he was using air filtration with sponge filter. See I’m learning. He showed me how to work the sponge filter which was very nice of him. I bought the Large size he recommended and he said 1 would be all I need. $19.99. I also told him I wanted an air pump for the sponge filter. He had one for 55 gallon so I bought it. $21.00. I also bought a little mercury thermometer for one of my 10 gallons that broke last cleaning. $4.99. Then I said I really want to just buy 3-4 fish at a time and put them in QT for a month. He ok and then said that’s the right way to do it. I felt that I got to know him. And he me. I also bought the quick cycle stuff he had recommended. $13.99. Total bill. $59.00 or so. I felt good building a relationship with the owner. And buying from the little guy. He has a lot more stock than the last time I was there. Which is also a great sign. I felt like I held my own with the big boys. Well kinda sorta. He is very nice.