Ok guys, here we go. Sorry for this novel that I'm about to write, I just REALLY want to make sure I do everything PERFECT, I don't waste any money, and my fish don't die O.o
I am getting tired of my poor babies fins looking ragged from either fin rot that I can't get rid of, and me constantly scooping them out to change water. I'm getting irritated with changing the water all the time as well.
So... I am going to buy a 10 gallon tank, and my dad said he will help me make dividers for them so I don't have to worry about that. What I am worried about is how to make this tank as low maintenance as possible. I know there is cycling, but I have no idea how to do that. I've researched it, yes, but sometimes I am a true blonde and I really don't get it. If I don't cycle, what kind of upkeep would the tank require? I can't lug it to the bathroom to clean it out or anything like that at all. Nor really vacuum out the gravel... Sooo... what do you think I should do?
Oh and BTW I'm in a dorm, that is very small, one room with a roommate. So my options are rather limited :/
I hate to sound like i'm ignorant, or haven't done any research, but I am totally new to this whole world and the only tanks I've had are my 3 1 gallons that I change all the time. Please... someone help me out