Hi everyone! I'm new to the hobby, and totally hooked! I've had all the standard problems I've read about here, and reading everyones advice really helped. I started with a 5G desktop tank, with 3 danios and a tropica fern. After reading all the great advice here, I decided to bump up to a 10G tank a couple weeks ago. I've built that to 6 neons, 2 danios, 5 ghost shrimp, 2 ottos, an apple snail, and another tropica fern. I do 10% WC
every 3-4 days right now, and everything has been testing great. I recently purchased a 39G tank. I'm not sure what the proper term is, but it's deep rather than long. I set it up and added stress coat and start zyme. Also added Argetine Sword,Anubias, and a tropica fern.
I'd like to build a community tank with small-medium sized fish. Being a beginner, I started with 12 neons. I waited 3 days and everything tested great, so I added 5 black neons. Being such a deep tank to me, seems perfect to be able to have top, middle, and bottom swimmers. I was thinking of adding 5 danios next, assuming everything continues to test well. Then maybe 3 black skirt tetras, and 2 of the GloTetras. There's my hopes and dreams. Now, I turn to you all for some advice for a beginner, helpful tips for this set-up, etc. Thanks for reading!