Originally Posted by Schu5t3r
A newbie here to both the hobby and the forums. I used the site a little for planning my tank and figured I might as well join the community for help and to help others in the future once I know more about the hobby.
Like I said before I am new to fish keeping. I've just always kinda had an underlying interest in fish and never really jumped on the fish train till now.
I just got my tank yesterday so I'm still getting stuff set up. Just have a piece of driftwood in there now, going today to get a few plants for some color.
Welcome to the forum! You just set the tank up and already added fish. Ah... The mistake we so often make in the beginning as I have done it myself. Your now doing a fish in cycle. Your gonna need conditioner, an API freshwater liquid test kit and be ready for a lot of water changes.
What's the media bag filled with gravel for? I'm guessing that's from some one else's tank maybe and your trying to "seed" the tank?
Here's a good article to read.
Also something to mentioned is you might like a background like back or blue it will change the look of the tank drastically.