Hi to all, I just purchased my very first aquarium this weekend and am hoping to get started cycling my tank soon. Thankfully I haven't bought any fish yet, and I think I'm going to ignore my LFS
's advice to put some platys in my tank to cycle it.
I have a 29 g tank with natural decor (driftwood and rock) and plain fine gravel substrate. I'm going with standard tank lighting to start with and planning to grow a few low light plants.
Hopefully I can pull off the fishless tank cycle, although I'm not looking forward to driving an hour to the nearest ACE hardware to buy $2 worth of ammonium!
This forum has already been a huge source of information for me and saved me from many pitfalls. Hopefully I'll posting tank pics in a few months!