Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Arnoldsville, GA
OK so your an American and from up north somewhere. What you need to really do is start out on you first venture with the largest tank you can afford, both in cost and space requirements.
The smaller the tank the higher the your skill level will need to be to maintain it. A 10 or 20 Gallon tank with a good filter and Flourescant lighting is a good place to start.
Don't start with neons, rather look towards zebra danios or glofish.
You should look on your local craigslist for deals on used tanks.