My husband I am recently set up our new freshwater 55g tank as a centerpiece in our living room.
I really wanted to do a saltwater aquarium, but after some research I decided to spend some time with freshwater before jumping that far ahead.
On the advice of the local aquarium store we set up a soil substrate (3 inches of soil then a very light gravel on top)
I have a few plants in there now, a Java fern, Java miss, aponogeton, anacharis, Vesuvius and a couple banana plants.
(I think I am going to toss the Java moss as it's breaking up all over my tank, and already is affecting my filter)
We got some media from the store and also added some feeder guppies after a few days to help cycle the tank.
We are testing the water regularly and doing daily 10% water changes.
The tank is at 78 degrees and seems to be doing really well, if a little cloudy still
I am torn between adding blue acaras and angels or adding discus once my tank is fully cycled
I appreciate any and all advice. I've been reading for weeks and would love to be able to discuss this stuff with people to see if I am on the right track
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