I am a new fish keeper so all advice is greatly welcome by anyone who knows what they're doing
I've bought a 3ft by 1ft tank, which equates to 26.4UK gallons or 120L.
Nothing is in it yet.
My dad has made me a stand for it, however, there is nothing in the middle of the stand. I do not think this will be able to hold the weight of the tank, as surely you will need a flat surface? I plan on putting some wood there, and then polystyrene to keep it flat as this tank is all glass and no floating base. Would this be OK?
One of my main queries is about what sort of filter I should be using for this tank as it's quite large?
Just to clarify, I wanted to start with just coldwater fish but my dad said we could have tropical as he has had them before.
He suggested an UGF
(undergravel filter) but after doing some research I don't think these are very good.
I was looking at the filters with the heaters built in, but they seem to be quite expensive.
I was also looking at the elite stingray 15, but two of these, as they have had good reviews on being quite also (they need to be reasonably quiet).
And then, once I get my filter sorted, I will need to find a heater!
Then I can add plants and whatnot and finally get the fishies in
Many thanks in advance.
As I mentioned, I am new to fish keeping so any advice is helpful to me