Originally Posted by mchershberger
Also, I need suggestions on things to keep at hand once I put fish in it. Such as medicines also what all I need to check levels and how often to check them.
Unless you moved the filter over from your old tank your levels are going to be very bad.
Read up on the nitrogen cycle. There are articles on this site about fish in and fishless cycling. Please go read both of those now. Then you'll understand what's going on. But in short, you didn't cycle your tank.