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post #3 of (permalink) Old 05-12-2004, 05:42 PM
AmberC
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
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For a starter I'd go with fresh. For set up you want to get a nice filter for whatever size tank you want to get. I recommend Aquaclear.. i have one and its really good! A heater for whatever size tank, air line, tubing and air pump if you want air bubbles. (I dont use them) Your going to need a substrate, which would be gravel or sand. Decorations. Testing kit. and a gravel vacuum\syphone for cleaning. I use the one that hooks up to the sink so I dont have to suck the water into a bucket until the bucket fills and keep walking the bucket to the sink. For your test kit your going to want one that tests pH, ammonia, nitrites and nitrates AT LEAST. And dont buy strips because they are not accurate. I learned the hard way. And of course.. fish. But you want to get your tank up and running for at least a day before you stock it. Then your going to have to go thru cycling your tank. (Which isn't as hard as a lot of people make it.)
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