Help me figure this hobby out
I have four tanks: 55, 20-tall, 20-long & 10 gallon.
For some reason, I have ate more than what I could swallow...
55-gallon is densely planted and recently got an outbreak of ich (adopted a fish, turned out to be a mistake - lost a hospital tank, see below)
10-gallon used to be quarantine tank (until black mollies gave births - now it's a fry tank) - now a black molly fry tank
20-gallon long used to be the plant grow-out tank, now it's got hundreds of guppy frys.
20-gallon tall is the bastard tank (silver dollars, dwarf gouramies, black mollies, chinese algae eaters) - not planted since it's way too overcrowded, lots of air bubbles & water movements, 1/4" gravel only.
I'm literally running out of space for plants and fish.
Any idea how to solve this problem?
I would not to add more tanks - since these four are already too much if I have to move (in 1-2 years).
What would planted tank veterans & fish keepers (like you) do in this case?
At this point, I'm desperate... and I'm upset with myself because when I started the hobby I didn't give it much thought. I hate to think that I won't be able to provide good home for my fish soon, if this keeps going on.
I guess my concerns are around these issues:
1. hundreds of fish fry (guppies & black mollies)
2. tons of plant clippings (very common plants - not worth selling, tried to give away but can't seem to interest lots of people)
3. the ability to have new fish every now and then - at the same time, keeping the current fish
4. having & keeping one tank for quarantine/hospital tank
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