Greetings to all! I have been reading the amazing information on this site for a few days. I'm an old codger now but back in the college days I had an aquarium and really enjoyed it. Now that my wife and I are empty nesters we felt it was time to get back in to an aquarium. Wow how times have changed! Back in the day I was proud of my under gravel filter. I was one of the first on my dorm floor to have one.
I want to thank each person who has dedicated their time and effort on this forum to give great advice. I have followed the "Guide to Starting a Freshwater Aquarium" by librarygirl and after writing down everything we need, my wife and I are headed to our local fish store (LFS
) this weekend to make the purchases, see, I even know some of the abbreviations already!
In short, we have decided to setup a 40 gal
freshwater aquarium. I will go in to more specifics when my questions start rolling in after we get it setup. The only thing I'm really struggling with right now is whether to do a fishless or fish-in cycle. Of course back in the day if these terms were used it would cause a blank stare from a hobbyist like myself.
Any questions or comments are welcome so fire away if you have any. Again, thanks for all of the great information that all of you have provided!