I have a few weeks to decide what to stock the tank because of the cycling. I remember most of the basics now and have visited most if not all of those links (Thanks!) The tank is in a bacteria bloom right now, no biggie during cycling as it is already clearing up. My test kit, the API freshwater kit, is supposed to be here on Tuesday so that's good. Part of my problem with stocking the tank is there are few stores near me for fish that I trust. I was in one and the employee told some woman that it was ok to put 5 or 6 goldies in a 10 gallon tank. I said tsk, tsk to him and he said it was no big deal and the fish would be fine. I do NOT want to go back there. The other LFS
near me I wasn't too impressed with either. I've heard super positive and super negative reviews from other people and I tend to believe the negative ones from what I saw. Tomorrow I'll be checking one out across the bay in Pinellas Park. I work over there on Sundays and hopefully *crossing fingers* they'll be good.
I still need stocking ideas that a 10 year old would be ok with. I have time to pick now but I want to research the fish and see what ones the LFS
(after I find a good one) has in stock that are healthy also. My petsmart has a great fish guy there but I would really prefer not to buy fish there. Thanks for all the help everyone!