I joined the forum to get great advice about starting up my tank (or maybe tanks).
I recently acquired a 90 gallon tank (at least I think its 90 gallons) used from a friend of my husband that came with a penguin biowheel filter (that I may have to replace), gravel, and rocks, and a master test kit (among other accessories). I have set up the tank and filled it with water, but don't plan on getting fish for a few weeks yet. Although I didn't know about proper cycling until reading about it on this site, I did know enough to know that dumping fish into a new tank is a bad idea! (whew, not a complete idiot!)
Anyway, I don't know what kind of fish I want to get yet - I do like catfish, so probably one of those, anyway.... but I plan on doing lots of research before acquiring fish either way.
I also have a 30 gal
. tall tank - currently empty, because its so tall regular filters won't filter the water - I need to either get a longer tube or an undergravel filter before starting it up - I had considered transforming it into a terrarium for a lizard, but since I don't do so well with crickets, maybe I will make it a QT tank instead. Quick question - how does one make a QT tank attractive with no fish in it? Or maybe I'll get a betta for in there...
Anyway, I'm open to lots of advice from you fish enthusiasts! I plan on reading lots of the existing posts to get more info, but any suggestions or advice is welcome!