Hello from Chicagoland
i always fascinated with aquariums, always wanted one and there always was something in the way. Now i finally there and starting out in this hobby with no less then 55 gallon tank - got for a symbolic price from friends who are moving out of state. it wasn't a complete restart, carried over 10 galons of water, plant, rocks and decorations. as much as they advised to reuse the substrate i just couldn't bring myself to do that - i have no idea who in their right mind would use PINK in their gravel. impeller of penguin350 broken off day 4, while it was somewhat easytemp fix i decided to use the opportunity and up the filtering . purchased new rena XP2. wasn't a fan of sunken city backdrop so i replaced it with plain blue. in couple weeks once new substrate is colonized by bacteria i will remove that structure decoration and will be looking for nice piece of driftwood.
7 days since the move and luckily no casualties. ocupants: 3 swords, 1 cory catfish, 1 blue gourami, 4 tetras. nothing fancy but i really like them all. i still need to replant the anubias plant in a proper way.