This is all new to me. I took a 100 gallon tank off my brother's hands to get it out of his garage thinking how easy it would be to set up. I was really excited and had all kinds of grand ideas... especially after looking up the beautiful photos online of freshwater planted tanks. I was told by my brother when I took it that it had everything it would need to get up and running right away. Well.. it turns out that the sump is completely not functional, it doesn't come with any type of functional lighting... OK basically it's turned out to be a tank and a stand. I need help and suggestions.
This may seem silly to a few long term hobbyist out there but I'm a beginner and I want to do this right. I am really excited to get this started BUT, this was supposed to be a little or no expense kind of thing... SO...
I am looking for any kind of suggestions where to start looking for inexpensive everything
to get started. If anyone has anything extra and is in the area, I would be willing to come and pick up anything that could be spared, plants, fish, gravel, filters. They don't need to be anything special, just something to get me started.
Also, if anyone is in the area, Long Beach Ca, and knows of any good shops nearby, that would be great too.
Again... I am really looking forward to getting this started... thanks so much