HI all. I am surprised at how many folks that are new to this wonderful hobby are innundated with old wives tales , rules of thumb , and out dated generalizations about how to properly begin their journey. How about we share something that we all hear regularly that sounds good in theory but in practice is just not true. For instance I personally can't stand it when I hear 1 inch of fish per gallon of water. Just not true. I promise you a 10 inch common pleco has different space and enviornmental needs than 10 inches worth of neon tetra. Makes me mental when I hear that!