DUUUDE i was in ur same situation 2 weeks ago& I saw that vid too.. haha i say go to petsmart & buy a 10G (comes with filter, hood, food samples&coupons for $24 ALL TOGETHER) . its all aqueon brand. i then bought tetra safe start and added 2 guppies(optional). 1 week later i was gonna buy 6 neons($1 at petsmart) but realized my water is too hard for them): So i stuck with 4 White clouds ($1 at petsmart) & ( i added 2 more a couple days after).im going to sell my 5G with filter for $25. so basically im only spending $ on fish&im getting 5 more gallons for free(:
^^^thats wat i did(:
i took a chance btw with the safestrt. NEVER ADD THAT AMMOUNT OF FISH LIKE THAT IF U DO NO USE SOMETHING LIKE SAFESTART&MONITORING AMMONIA, NITRITE, &NITRATE VERY VERY CLOSELY . my ammonia topped at about 1 ppm ,never had nitrite, &i keep nitrate under 40 ppm with safestrt so it worked well for me. all my fish are happy & healthy. & a thing about neons, its preferred that they are housed in a well "matured" cycled tank. so id go with White clouds, or even other hardier tetras.
Last edited by mjbn; 08-11-2010 at 10:05 PM.