Looking for some help in setting up my 75g FW
Tank. I am not new to aquarium keeping, but its been quite some time since I have done anything. Last tanks were breeding Convict Cichlids and Jack Dempsey's. The fish survived and I more than adequately met there needs (were prolific breeders after all), but more could have been done for them. Prior to that I had a pair of semi aquatic turtles in a massive 175g tank with 2x large rena canister filters. So I'm looking to do this one right, i am aware of cycling the tank and have the links so we can skip the obligatory cycling links
First what I have so far: Flat Standard 75 gallon glass aquarium, full glass hood, 48" w/ normal fluorescent tube light, 25 ft python, black sand substrate
That's it, we are rounding out the rest of our decor of the next few days so I need to make a decision on heaters and filters so my wife doesn't kill me for taking to long. I want to do it right, but she is getting antsy to start, I have been doing research for a week after all
Our Tank Goals: Tropical community tank, we would like to find a few/handful of larger fish for centerpieces and then some schooling fish and clean up crew. (We have not selected fish types yet, recommendations are appreciated) We would like to ensure minimal issues, and reduce the maintenance with the environment so we are looking for quality items with good bang for your buck. I'd prefer to spend an extra $20 bucks on a filter instead of adding more PWC
So heater recommendations?
Filter recommendations? I'm on the fence between HOB
and a cheaper canister depending on needs.
Beyond the hardware recommendations also looking for the where to get. All I have is strip mall sized Petco & Petsmart's within an hour, so beyond Amazon and these box stores are there other good sites.