Be VERY thankful that you started doing research prior to getting your tank! There is a great deal more to aquaria than most people realize. Take your time, and ask tons of questions. There are experts here on just about every subject related to aquaria.
There are lots of things to think about when setting up a new tank. Salt water (SW
) or fresh water (FW
)? Since you're really new to all this, I suggest FW
, since SW
is a lot more technical. Did you want real or fake plants? Look at the gallery section of the site for pictures of other members' tanks for ideas. Take a look at the link in my signature for instructions on setting up your new tank. Good luck, and be sure too keep us updated with your progress. You came to the right place for assistance.