Thanks Guys! My heater arrived today and I ordered a 36" Marineland Double Bright (following in the steps of Somewhatshocked).
As for what I plan to stock, I want a simple/low maintenance Amazonian tank. I study environmental science so I love the idea of doing a specific region.
I was thinking of just some cardinals, cories, and ottos. I would like to keep a pair of rams if possible, or do you guys think 12 gallons is too small?
Lastly, what would you guys suggest to soften water? I was thinking something like peat pellets (and I wouldn't mind the tint).
Any and all advice appreciated, I'm still a little salty from reef keeping!