Hey don’t feel stupid, being young doesn’t mean you’re dumb. It just means you don’t have as much experience as the guys that have been doing it for decades but everyone has to start somewhere.Makes me feel pretty stupid but I am really 14. I have been reading articles on keeping fish and visiting family members with heavy knowledge on fish keeping ever since I was a small kid (I guess i still am). Before I put the current fish that I have inside my aquarium I cycled it for a month and made sure there was natural filtration like plants. Due to my lack of money I only have a 40 gallon tank, but am willing to put in obsessive filtration and care for the every need of the fish. Although you did catch me on a tough spot, I have been reading up on these guys for 3 weeks and feel like I could be a pretty fair owner. Im sorry that I sounded so informal, and everything you said was true. Hopefully I can earn some credibility.