Another newbie

Hello all, first time posting here, please be gentle:)
Firstly, a lot of good info on this site, hope it’ll make me rich…haha.
Anyway, my question for those who tried the trial platforms then graduated to real money dealing. Did you find much difference between using the practice accounts and the real money accounts? Although they are supposedly the same, was your success rate (or failure) different?
I’m on my third practice account now, with some success, i.e. position up.
When I’ve completed the Babypips school, planning to open a small account with FXCM or Oanda, or maybe both.
Just want to know should I expect anything different when it’s my own money I’m using…