Hi all! I'm a brand new aquarist, so I'm probably going to need a lot of help and advice!
My name is Alcarin, for all intents and purposes. I'm in my late 20's, married, no kids. After bugging my husband for nearly 2 years for a pet, we decided to start an aquarium.
We have a 20-gallon (30"x12.5"x12.5") with an Aqua Clear Power Filter 50 (Capacity for a 20-50 gallon tank), and flourescent lighting.
We cycled our tank for two months with Blue Danios, now we have returned the Danios and have started getting our "real fish"
We have 2 Peppered Cories named Hame and Feldman (we plan on getting 2 more soon); 4 Cardinal Tetras named Inky, Blinky, Pinky, and Clyde; 6 Neon Marigold Platys named Mal, Inara, Jayne, Wash, Zoe, Simon, and River; and 1 disgruntled Nerite Snail named Mo.
We also have a live plant...that I can't seem to remember what kind it is, but it LOVES our tank. One small bunch from the store has yeilded 3 more bunches that have now been placed sporadically around our tank and are growing quite nicely and providing keen hiding spots for our tetras.
If you have any questions, I'll try to answer them to the best of my knowledge and if you have any input on our inhabitants, please feel free to comment. The only thing I will ask is that you don't question our stocking in our tank, I've already debated that issue and the consesus from multiple people, experts and hobbyists alike is that we are not overstocked and our fish look quite happy.