Ok thanks for the reply! Yeah I did some more reading after this post, and I realize now without CO2 I am going to want low light. Now by standard florescent lighting, do you mean the lights that come with a fish tank? Because at my local wal-mart, they have a kit that I might be interested in buying, it comes with the 10 gallon tank (I would love to have a 55gallon but my parents said 10gallon only
) , hood, heater, filter and lights. Should I buy this, or buy everything seperately? I think it costs $50 but it might be more or less.
Also do you use Eco-complete only, or do you put gravel over it? And where can I buy it?
Also the more I'm thinking about it, the more I want a German blue ram, but I have some issues:
Do they have to be in a pair? I don't think I have room for two...
Is 10 gallons enough space?
If my water is hard, can I make it soft for them?
And if my ph is too high, can I lower it for them too?
This is my other stocking list:
1-2 German Blue Ram(s)
5 Cardinal/Neon Tetras
3 Khuli Loaches
Again, is this overstocking? If it is I could replace the cardinals or neons with Cories or something like that.