First, I've been lurking for a little while doing some research! I've had tanks when I was a kid/young teen but never really set one up myself besides some "help".
Now that I'm older and have kids of my own that love fish in general, my wife and I have decided to put together something nice! This will be a new setup, for a beginner. I don't want to rush anything and do something wrong, so any help and pointers would be great!
We jumped on the sale going on at Petco and got an Aqueon 40-gallon breeder tank!
I'll start with the basic things I'm looking to start cycling the tank! Suggestions, changes and you're picks welcomed!
- Fluval C Power Filter or Aqua Clear Filter
If I go with the Fluval would I need the C3 (20 to 50g) or the C4 (40 to 70g)?
If I go with the Aqua Clear, the 50 (20 to 50g) or the 70 (40 to 70g)?
- Aqueon Adjustable Pro
100 or 150W?
Not sure here, should I go with a hood with LED
or a glass top and light with brackets? Any suggestions? I've found these;
- Aqueon Versa-Top for 30 & 40 Breeder Aquariums Hinged/Clear
- Aqueon LED
Background Hood 36"
Suggestions? I'd like to add an air bar/tube.
API Freshwater Master Test Kit
Seachem Prime 500ml
Marina Floating Thermometer with Suction Cup
Python No Spill Clean and Fill Aquarium Maintenance System
NLS Thera A Regular
Anything I'm missing? Other than decorations? Is there a certain brand/type of gravel people suggest or any kind is ok?
I'll ask about stocking at a later time, don't want to get carried away on my first post!