Thanks for replying, Mrc8858 and Grizz.
Because I have a cube the filter and wavemaker are included. I also added a Koralia 425. I am definately getting testing kits as I would like to utilize the lfs
for emergencies and water. I was there yesterday to have my water tested, she said it was good, but gave me no readings, but then I didn't ask (duhhh!), and when I left, I had a water clarifyer, 2 "olive pit" snails, one beautiful turbo snail and two peppermint shrimps. She tried to sell me crabs and damsels, and I don't want either, and she seemed perturbed. I did not rinse my sand first because it was live sand and both the lfs
and the bag said not to rinse.
I'm creating an arch, which isn't too stable, so
I bought something calles AquaStick to bond them together. Does this stuff actually work?