I just joined this forum today and decided to make a journal of a fluval edge 6 gallon tank which my wife and I bought on 07/31/2015. Neither of us have much experience with aquariums and we are excited with this new journey!
We are currently nitrogen cycling the tank with the nutrafin cycle which came with the tank.
We put in a piece of driftwood(boiled overnight) in the middle on which we have attached java ferns and anubias using rubber band/thread etc. On the right side, we have some wisteria in the front and an amazon sword in the back. On the left, we put a statue we bought on amazon(it is connected to an airpump) and there's a java fern too. We also put in the two rock set available at petco, the bigger rock is seen in the front, and the smaller one is in the back with some more java fern tied to it.
The tank has a stock filteration system which comes with the fluval edge and we have put in the fluval edge heater in it too(though I don't see any light from it so I'm not sure if it works). We have also put in a fluval edge pre-filter sponge which seems to have greatly reduced the flow rate.
We plan to put 6-7 celestial pearl danios, one betta and 2 nerite snails in this tank. We have read that CPDs are shoaling fish and one of the few fish who do well with bettas.
We are currently considering how to introduce the CPDs(3 at a time or all 6/7 at once) and the betta and the snail. Betta before the CPDs or after the CPDs? Snails first or last?
I have started a journal of the tank here: https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=908049
We are also looking for knowledgeable aquarists in the Boston area who we could buy the fish from.
We would greatly appreciate it if you guys have any suggestions/advice for us regarding our stocking ideas and plants and maintenance.
This is how our tank looks today: