My brother has a 130+ liter tank and hasn't been taking care of it too well.. I should not really care but this tank is actually half mine (we bought the fish, plants and needed products together). It's just more 'his' because he bought the tank (second hand one, 5 euro's with cleaning system included) and it's in his room..
Now here's the problem. a lot of fish died. and then I mean A LOT. (in a short period of time: 10 + neons, 6 guppies, 5 platy's, 1 big ass pleco, 1 halfbeak, 2 gouramis, 4 moonfish,..).
what did survive? 3 platy's that are terribly sick, 3 Guppies, 4 neons and 1 halfbeak. that's really not a lot of fish for 130 liters. but they still die. the plants and sand is covered with algae. everything is dying in there..
Now I helped him a lot. I cleaned the tank more than he ever did. I cut and thrown every single rotten piece of plant out.. He does not even take the dead bodies out! I did that after 2 days ( I was gone, when I saw the body my brother said that he already saw it, but did nothing.)..
Im very angry. A lot of my own money and time and energy went to his tank. but because of my studies (my brother doesn't study/work) I can't be 24/24 at home, cleaning the tank.
I did everything I could do for that tank. the cleaning, the sand filtering, cleaning the stones, buying this water conditioner (*** expensive!) and other products for the plants, against algae, you name it.. nothing helped.
I already tried to talk with him, I want him to take more responsibility and take care of the tank he needed so badly. He just won't listen.. Now maybe I wasn't clear enough or something.. I don't know... please help. maybe you guys are better in talking with people than I do. btw: my brother is 24 years old. he's not 8.
sorry for the English. im Dutch.