- Greetings Everyone, I joined this group about 5 months ago. I had a tank that was about 2 months old and like so many other new fish tank owners I hadMessage 1 of 2 , Feb 18, 2005View SourceGreetings Everyone,
I joined this group about 5 months ago. I had a tank that was about 2
months old and like so many other new fish tank owners I had
questions. First, I want to thank each and every person who so kindly
responded to my inquires about cloudy water, heaters, filters and
fish! Your help and expertise is so very appreciated!!!
Now for the good news I promised. My tank has been cloudy almost since
I set it up. We had a few clear weeks at first and then the fog rolled
in. I tried just about every suggestion made to me here on this group
and some from the LFS. Nothing helped. I finally decided that the fish
didn't seem to care, the water quality always tested great and I was
just going to have to let it go and live with it. Well, in the past
couple of weeks the water has steadily gotten clearer. Today it is
totally crystal clear. I have NO IDEA what, if anything I did or did
not do that made a difference. I just wanted to share my joy and
excitement with the only people on the planet that I thought might
actually understand my exuberance. People who do not have tanks look
at you and go, "that's nice". People who have tested water until their
hands were pruney, changed water religiously, monitored feeding
schedules and types of food, changed lighting and everything else
under the sun to make a tank look and feel good are really the only
ones who understand why I am positively GIDDY about this.
Thanks for letting me share!
- ... care, ... Congrats! It is always nice to hear back from the new people on how they did. As I just was going thru on my last post to the new 55g tank owner,Message 2 of 2 , Feb 19, 2005View Source--- beedohave <kimberlymc@...> wrote:
> Now for the good news I promised. My tank has been cloudy almostcare,
> since I set it up. I finally decided that the fish didn't seem to
> the water quality always tested great and I wasCongrats! It is always nice to hear back from the new people on how
> just going to have to let it go and live with it. Well, in the past
> couple of weeks the water has steadily gotten clearer. Today it is
> totally crystal clear.
> I am positively GIDDY about this.
they did. As I just was going thru on my last post to the new 55g
tank owner, starting a new tank can often be very frustrating and
scary, especially when you don't know all the things that help or you
don't get very good advice (or any advice) from your local store. But
once you work thru the initial problems and also accept that everyone
will make mistakes and work thru those as well, keeping tanks and
fish becomes fairly easy and straightforward and in my opinion very
rewarding. It is often said that the vast majority of people who set
up tanks, end up abandoning them and getting right back out of the
hobby because of the initial problems and failures many are presented
with. So may people just throw up their hands and quit. It isn't
hard, mind you, but sometimes stores sell these kits and a ton of
fish at the same time to a newbie and send them home to what is
certainly going to be a disaster. This makes these people feel like
they were duped and the hobby is really hard and they quit. It is too
Anyway, glad to hear about your success!