Originally Posted by Bettaluver4evr
kathstew - awww! Exactly! So many of us can't afford 20 gallon tanks, that's so much weight and space and upkeep! ;) And awwww, thanks sooo much! :D I love my fish, I like to think they are happy! :D
Yes wildmagic713! I agree. I think, ya know, a 1/2 gallon tank is okay for a little while if you can't get anything else in the begginning! But I agree, 1 gallon and up is great! :) And yes again! Beginners IMO shouldn't be handling a 10 gallon tank right away! :) And I've had to save up for EVERYTHING for my fish, and I'm 13! It hasn't been so easy, that's why my tanks aren't very big... :)
Yeah, I know what you mean- I'm running off an allowance and Christmas money ATM, while attempting to save for a new guitar at the same time.
My dad chipped in half for my first tank and the supplies I bought, so I only paid about $50.
When that one gave up on me (Everything but the tank itself broke- Marineland sent me replacement parts for free), I bought a 10 gallon for $13. Not a ton. But I had everything else I needed already- I got a $20 filter on sale for $10 and it works like a charm (I picked it up months before I got the 10 gallon), etc. etc.
My divider is homemade, so it's cheaper than a store bought one.
It sucks not having money :(
The thing about beginners is, give them something too small and they'll kill their fish, but give them something too big, and they'll kill their fish. Better to go for something medium sized that doesn't require a water change every day, more like twice a week, and go from there.