Neo Aquarist here...
Good morning all,
I just wanted to come and introduce myself. I'm currently a grad student and I recently acquired 30 gallon (29 by my measurements) aquarium from craiglist after doing some research here and other sites online. I'm planning to make it a freshwater planted aquarium with maybe some guppies, platys, otos and/or cory cat fish. This is my first attempt at being a responsible aquarist (I had many failed attempts as a kid and teenager due to lack of knowledge) so I'm excited and nervous at the same time, meaning I have a ton of questions!