Hello, my first post.
I live in the United Kingdom (Devon)
I am just starting out in keeping fish. I decided to chose a tropical freshwater over coldwater aquarium as there is a wider range of fish available. Rightly or wrongly I have chosen to use live plants too.
Currently I am at the stage of purchasing the equipment I need to set up the tank. Based on lots of (often conflicting) advice I have so far:
Fluval Flex 123, placed on a sturdy dresser (The Fluval supports looked poor and very expensive for PDF)
x2 Aquasky 23W LED
lights (Total 2900 lumens)
Aquael Ultra heater 150W
Some Dragon rocks
At this stage I am not getting a CO2
pump & decided against substrate heating.
ADA Amazonia Regular substrate
ADA Power Sand Advance
Ludwigia repens 'Rubin'
Hygrophila Siamensis 53B ( 1-2-Grow )
Bacopa Caroliniana ( 1-2-Grow )
Sagittaria Subulata ( 1-2-Grow )
Taxiphyllum 'Flame' ( 1-2-Grow )
Taxiphyllum Barbieri ( 1-2-Grow )
Marsilea Crenata ( 1-2-Grow )
I am still undecided about fish, but currently thinking of some bottom feeders to start and after some weeks, and quarantine, some Cardinal neons.
Any thoughts on the above setup or fish suggestions welsome