I bike at Castlewood Park routinely. I love it there. Last weekend, Katy Trail. Yes, I have heard so many terrifying scary things that I cannot decipher them: I need a lot of CO2, I need lots of light, I will get tons of algae, I will get pest snails by the thousands, I will get parasites if I put in any non-store bought rocks or wood, I will get deadly parasites if I put in any plants from the creek out back.
I am at the Missouri River almost every weekend (biking). Surely I can pick some plants up? I am a grad student and need to save money. I thought that if I picked some stuff up from the creek or river, I could bleach it and throw it in my tank without it exploding, fish dying, etc.
My tropical fish store (Tropical World Pets) said that the water in this area is really good.
Thanks so much. I think I can wait and see what happens. I started the tank with rummynoses. Their noses are still red and now that they are no longer scared to death, they are out of the corner and swimming around.