I dont get online often enough!
A few days after I posted this I went to my local Petco and asked for some help. I got a Marineland Penguin 200 filter, and was told I needed to wait only a day or 2 before I could put fish in.
So I waited a the 2 days, went back and now have a whole bunch of fish in my tank! I asked what could go with what, and how many they recommended I get. I was told at least 5 each of the schooling fish and if I got the mollies/tetras I was looking at, I couldnt get any semi-aggressive fish like a rainbow shark. They have an albino one that I really wanted.
I now have 5 neon tetras, 6 blackfin tetras, 5 leopard danios, 5 dalmation mollies, 1 hatchetfish, 5 black mollies, and 2 algea eaters.
I have 2 air stones on either side of a small Colosseum figure, and just 1 fake plant so far. I want to do live plants but dont know what it takes to care for them.
Was I led
astray? The water in my tank is clear, and the fish are active and love to swim in the waterflow caused by the filter.