Couple of begginer questions
I bought my tank setup this past Saturday, and have have been fixing the aquarium plan to the proper setup for plants. I've been reading Rex's guide, I changed substrate to flourite early Monday morning, and I'm trying to make everything right.
One thing I'm running into is, that as I go, I have to rebuy everything. First the lights, and now I have the bio-filter that I read is no good on Rex's guide (highly, highly recommened by the LFS). Can I live with the bio-wheel? I doubt I can take it back...
The other thing is my empty tank. I won't have my lights until this Friday, and I won't have the glass top for my tank until Saturday afternoon (my bad on the lights, and backorder issue for the top). So my tank is sitting there full of water, filter running, in the dark.
Should I be doing anything with my tank right now? I was just going to wait until the weekend, when I have all my stuff, to really get started.
I also have access to a co2 tank and regulator for free, so I was going to add co2 as well. There is so much going on my head right now, that I don't mind waiting until the weekend to get things rolling, but I just want to check if it's ok to leave my tank as it is for several days. I have no idea where I'm getting plants from yet or how many I can afford to start with, and I'm tired of making very expensive mistakes, so I was just going to forget about it for a couple of days and read.
I usually trust well established local hobby stores for all my needs. I'm into nitro-rc cars and related modifications to them, and have never been steered wrong with my LHS. It seems that level of expertise didn't carry over to my LFS. It's my fault after all that I made a purchase without all the info I needed, but it's certainly a (sickningly expensive) lesson learned.