New Hobbyist Soliciting Feedback
I'm new to the hobby and looking forward to starting my first aquarium.
My wife bought me a 6g Fluval Edge for Christmas, and after combing through some books, many threads on this site, and the internet in general, I'm feeling reasonably confident about getting my first setup off the ground.
With that in mind, I wanted to post my decisions and see if some of the kind experts around here can help steer me in better directions wherever I may have made poor preliminary choices.
- Tahitian Moon sand
- Willow Moss
- Dwarf Hairgrass
- Micro Swords
Had to go an "unnatural" route here, as there is 6" of snow on the ground right now, and will be for a couple of months. Plus, I don't like the idea of buying driftwood online, sight unseen as I'm pretty picky about how I want my pseudo moss tree to look
- couple of cheap resin structures; http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001OE73CY/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1 and https://www.petsmart.com/supplies/ornaments/top-fin-slate-rock-aquarium-cave-zid36-17485/cat-36-catid-300071;pgid=A.hW8DcbPbZSRpPYXtPRt_mo0000btbxnsmw?_t=pfm%3Dsearch%26SearchTerm%3Dslate+rock - this http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00511CKU6/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 which I'll pluck the fake greens off of and tie moss to
Still a lot to decide here, but in no rush as I'd like to get the water up to par for at least a couple of weeks, but preliminary ideas are something like the following
- 6-8 neon/glowlight tetra or chili rasbora (the latter are very difficult to find)
- 3 guppies
- handful of amano/sakura shrimp
- maybe a couple of kuhli loaches
- purchased an http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IHVAW4S/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 to place in the back, on center, where I'll be placing the DHG
- Do I need one? Aquarium location stays around 70 most of the year...
So some major questions I have are...
Do I need a heater?
Is my livestock plan too much?
Are my lighting capabilities sufficient for the plants I've selected?
Really appreciate any and all feedback, even if it's to tell me I'm dumb :-)