Dont do live fish, do fishless cycle. Much better alternative IMO
maybe, some sort of way to get water to flow (Im using HOB
filter and MaxiJet powerhead), sand mis, test kit (Ammonia, Nitrite, Nitrate, PH
, Hydrometer), and some LR
at least one peice and maybe some lace rock with it (if your on budget).
Fluffy has been helping me start mine. Im acutally still cycling so Im no expert but that is what I have udnerstood to be the absolute neccasary items. Other stuff like a protien skimmer should be added later when funds are available.