First Time Owner...
First time owner. Long time fan. I have a 29gal tank at home I am going to start up again. My parents had it stocked when I was young, and when we moved they never set it back up but kept the tank and stand. So I intend to bring it back to life.
Now, this is not where my Betta will be LOL. While I wait to setup the 29gal, I have an Aqueon Evolve 4 at work. Just picked it up a few days ago, on sale at Petco for $40. Couldn't pass it up. I was debating on it and some larger ones, but could not pass it up at that price.
It is going to be a planted tank. I have not even got it started yet. I have already upgraded the light with a Finnex Fugeray-R. I am reading about upgrading the filtration system. Also, I am aware that even on the lowest flow setting, it is too fast. So I have already started to prepare modifying that (by reducing the tube size one size down and inserting a adjustable valve).
I jumped the gun and while at Petco purchased a Betta. I was going to wait a week or so until I had the tank started, but once I saw the guy I had to get him. He is a Halfmoon Doubletail Male. A very brilliant bright blue.
Knowing my Evolve 4 will not be ready for at least a week, I purchased a small 6 cup bowl with vented lid for him. But now I am going to get the Evolve 4 setup as fast as possible.
Look forward to lots of questions from me! Thanks for having a place to come to like this!