Any Tips for a Newbie?
Hi there! This is my first official post here in the forum, though I’ve been lurking for months now.
I had a 6 gallon tank as a kid that I kept a variety of freshwater tropical fish in conditions that I’ve grown to learn were pretty sad. 😞
In January of this year I finally got a 2.5 gallon betta tank set up with a beautiful blue Crowntail male and a tiger nerite (well, he’s not the first snail in Charlie’s tank... but that’s a story for another time.) It only has silk plants and a fake rock, but that got me into looking at aquascapes out there and I desperately wanted to do a community tank.
So now I’m working on my current set up:
Aqueon 20 gallon Long
Aqueon QuietFlow filter
Mylivell 100W heater
Finnex 24/7 LED Light (I forget details for this one)
Ohko stone and driftwood
Topfin aquarium gravel (very fine, almost like sand)
My question right now is where is the best place to get plants? I’m in Greensboro, but I’ve heard ordering them online can also be an excellent option. Any suggestions?
I’m in no rush to get it stocked, but I really want to get this thing planted and filled!