Hi, my name is Chris, and I'm an Aquaholic.
It all started about 5 weeks ago when I finally decided to get back into keeping a tank.....and boy am I havin fun!?!?!?
Ok, let me start with the facts.....list of stuff:
Magnum 350 pro (just returned in exchange for a Filstar XP3)
Yeast driven Co2
(rated for a 40 gal
tank)...temp till I can afford a real kit.
Eco complete substrate and probably some sand or natural gravel for contrast (split design with natural plants and stuff)
Coral life compance single strip 130w light
And some other stuff to help maintain the tank...Python, magnet sponge thingy, thermometer, and a few other little things.
I was planning on adding live plants....which really took me out of my comfort zone and is what is causing me such distress. There is WAAAYY too much info out there and I'm having trouble sifting out what I really need to know to get myself started.
1) Am I missing anything from the list above?
2) Will the Co2
kit give me enough for a short period of time or am I just wasting time and money (would doubling the bottles make it better?)
3) Any tips on planting or maybe a link or two that actually shows pictures on how to aquascape ( I know there are millions of sites...just none actually show how to set one up)
I already have much of my stuff on hand and I'm getting anxious to set up...however, I dont want to fall into that typical Newbie blackhole...