New to aquariums
Hello Aquarium Advice Forum,
I stumbled on your site while doing some research for aquariums. I am looking to get started in this hobby, again. I have had some tanks over the years, but never really knew what I was doing. But an opportunity has presented itself...my son has a 55 gallon tank that is empty. He had it set up in his room with an Oscar, but when he left on his mission, I killed it (pumps need water, fish need oxygen...but that's for a different discussion)
Anyway, he is back home and we would like to set up the aquarium. It will be in the living room this time and in order to keep my wife happy, it needs to be a nice setup. I want to do small fish that school and small angels (if that is even possible) after looking around, I think I want to do a planted tank.
To start with I am researching which pump, filter, lights, etc. I need and will work with the planted tank. As I am a novice to all of this, I am wondering if I should even do a planted tank. I also am looking for advice as to where to buy supplies, fish, etc as I am not sure about the chain stores.
once I get the basics down, I will be looking at how to make a tree. The theme of the tank will be "The Tree of Life". So I will need a large tree and I saw some driftwood / moss combos that might work. I will be looking at the planted forum and researching the driftwood/moss trees. I would love to have a weeping willow look.
I look forward to learning and posting my progress,