Biggest mistakes you have made in aquarium keeping?

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Letting my wife help decorate the tanks.

I'll be going for a more natural look and come home to 2 or 3 different colors of gravel mixed together.. blood pressure instantly through the roof
at least she’s into it! one of the few…
 

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What's wrong with orange, green and purple? 😆
Everything! :yuck:

My wife...who, after 35 years of marriage, should know better...didn't want to hurt my granddaughter's feelings, and so allowed her to scatter the contents of a little 2 pound bag of fluorescent pink-and-chartreuse gravel into my 360 tank, which contained about 10 eartheater-type cichlids. By the time I got home that day, the cichlids had been doing their thing, and that little handful of glo-snot was thoroughly mixed and distributed. I have been picking it out...grain by individual grain...with forceps ever since then...over a year now. Whenever I think I have gotten the last piece...another one looms into view, usually being spit out by a Gymnogeophagus.

Gotta start locking that basement door...
 

Deadeye

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Everything! :yuck:

My wife...who, after 35 years of marriage, should know better...didn't want to hurt my granddaughter's feelings, and so allowed her to scatter the contents of a little 2 pound bag of fluorescent pink-and-chartreuse gravel into my 360 tank, which contained about 10 eartheater-type cichlids. By the time I got home that day, the cichlids had been doing their thing, and that little handful of glo-snot was thoroughly mixed and distributed. I have been picking it out...grain by individual grain...with forceps ever since then...over a year now. Whenever I think I have gotten the last piece...another one looms into view, usually being spit out by a Gymnogeophagus.

Gotta start locking that basement door...
I changed my tank from blue to brown gravel. I’m always finding some blue grains every now and then.
 

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i bought silver dollars like a year ago and didnt know how to take care of them so i returned them to petco
 
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Deadeye

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i bought silver dollars like a year ago and didnt know how to take care of them so i returned them to petco
They are surprisingly easy. Very tolerant of different conditions and practically indestructible. Hardest thing is how skittish they are.
 
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