New to this forum but not new to forums so ill jump right in. I had a tank about 5 year ago, it wasn't anything glorious but it was fun and I really enjoyed keeping dwarf puffers. Today, as though by fate, I stopped in at the local pet store and noticed this beautiful tank on sale.
Everything I learned 5yrs ago, I've forgotten. All the basics and all the stuff necessary to know about fish keeping. Even if I did remember it, im willing to admit that I was probably wrong and so im coming into this with a fresh perspective to learn about fish, their ecosystem and anything else that may pertain.
I suppose that this will be my Tank Journal and my tanks journey. With the help I get for the folks here and my overall experience, I hope to make this an exciting learning adventure!
A few things that im unsure about and could really use some help to figure out;
* Tap water or distilled? Why and why not.
* Substrate? I hear that sand is not the best for live plants. No ornamental plastic plants in my tank.
* Suitable water heater? Something small, higher quality.
* Chemicals? For plants mainly and for maintenance.
* Filter medium?
* CO2? Do I need it?
I will try my best to check here regularly as I plan to do some reading on the forums to better this experience. I will post updates as much as possible, I love taking pics and sharing. Also, if anyone has any good links to articles regarding any of the above listed topics, feel free to link me.
Here is the tank and what it comes with. The tank is a Fluval 5g with a built in filter and a cheapo LED light. I wish it was a little wider but for now, Its the perfect size for me. It comes with a small pump, led light and a filter "sponge" with carbon and micro organism media.
I was gonna post a picture of my tank but its new so ill post a professional picture that will give a better idea of what I have.