I plan on getting this in the future
I Calculated that the best tank would be a 45 gallon (Long) 48 1/4 x12 3/4 x19 Aquarium.
*Note - All chemicals, additives, and anything in the for the aquarium should all be non-toxic to the fish, crustaceans, and plant life.*
*Please when answering my questions please post the number of the question your answering. It would make it easier on my part.*
1.) What are the “chemical” preparations needed to be done to the water before I purchase any aquatic creatures?
2.)What do I need to do in order to start the Nitrogen Cycle in the aquarium when I get set?
3.) When you put down a substrate can you put gravel or sand on top of it and what would be the best inexpensive substrate?
4.) Can the following plants used for my aquatic life selection?
5.) What are some other plants good for my aquatic life selection?
6.) What is the best inexpensive equipment I can buy that is required for a Tropical Freshwater Tank?
7.) What are the best inexpensive items I can buy for cleaning and care of the tank?
*As for siphons I'd like one that will prevent me from sucking up any aquatic life yet will clean the tank and do water changes if you know of a brand please list it*
8.) What chemicals or additives (besides good substrate and lighting) are required in order to maintain healthy plants?
9.) What are some tools required to maintain aquatic Plants?
10.) As for the water hardness in regards to the Neon Tetras, Emperor Tetras, Ghost Shrimp, and Algae Eating (Amano/Yamato)
11.) Shrimp Do I go with the dGH (degrees of general hardness) measurment or with a different measurement for water hardness?
12.) Having studied the water conditions, would the pH level of 6.5 be acceptable for all of my future aquatic life? Is 77* F an acceptable temperature for my aquarium?
13.) Also studying the dGH levels, I feel the dGH level should be at least 6 or 7 or what would be the best dGH level for my "community"?
14. ) Is there a chemical treatment that is non-toxic to the "community" that will stablize the water hardness?
Thank you to anyone who can help this "fry" grow in the world of aquariums.