I'm closing in! My 100 gallon Redwood Finish tank comes in tomorrow! I'm making this thread to get any advice and just to maybe show new aquarists how I went about my tank. I will post the pictures of my supplies and step by step process as I go! Super excited about my aquarium and can't wait to get it going! Lets get started shall we!
X2 50 Lb bags of white play sand (Came from Home Depot for about 4 bucks per bag)
X1 Submersible heater up to 125 Gallons (64 bucks)
X1 PH Test & Adjuster kit (14 bucks)
X1 Fusion Smart temp aquarium thermometer (6 bucks)
X1 Nutrafin Cycle (22 bucks)
X1 Aqueon Aquarium Plant food
Currently these are all the supplies I have. I'm missing gravel vacuum, algae scrubber, fish food, etc. I will have more of these supplies as I get closer to putting in my cycle fish. My plan for cycling goes like this. Tomorrow when my tank arrives, (will post pictures) I will clean my sand thoroughly and lay it in the bottom. Fill the tank with water whilst letting everything soak like the heater, filter, etc. Then I'll add the cycle and turn everything on and let it run for a week. Doing my regular 10 percent water changes weekly. After one week, I'll introduce my live plants. After two weeks, I'll introduce my cycle fish. Around that time, I'll have gathered my remaining supplies. I will keep everything updated with pictures as I go! I'm super excited and have done the best I can to gather information from reliable resources! I am welcoming any support and all advice! Thank you all veteran aquarists and hopefully I can help any newcomers as well!