(And gals, of course - I just lump everyone in all together.
I'm in the process of planning my first tank - we're getting a 40 regular and stand which we (hubby and I) intend to use for a nice freshwater community tank. I've been reading a TON of posts on this forum (wow, it looks so different after registering!) and I wanted to thank y'all for this place - I've learned SO MUCH and I haven't even bought the tank yet!
I HAVE placed an order online for my water test kit, an AquaClear 70, a VisiTherm Stealth heater, a couple thermometers (a digital one and one of those stick-on ones 'cause I want to play with it), some Prime, and one of those algae magnet things.
Oh, and a Python.
We'll be fishless cycling, whee!
We've also just sent off the check to the local tropical fish society (we live in San Diego) and I already have MTS, even though I still don't have that first tank yet!
Any thoughts on what I've bought or what I'm planning would be greatly appreciated! I'm still up in the air on what fish I want for the community tank - I've been scouring fish shops and I'm in love with all kinds of things that don't seem to be at all compatible, so I'm going to have to make some tough choices! (Tiger barbs and a betta won't work? Shucks!)
Thanks again for all the help you've unknowingly given me so far!