Originally Posted by mstngchic2012
Is there a particular aquarium kit you can recommend?
Walmart carries a 5gal with light, standard filter, tank for $29.00, add the 2-5 tetra heater for $15.00 and be good to go.
10 gal tank $15.00
Aqua filter $10.00
Desk lamp $15.00
10-20 gallon heater $15.00
Petco sells Aqueon full kit 10gal for $70.00 and full kit 5gal for $50.00
Too much heater will be too much in smaller tanks, I'm quite happy with my wally 5gal. I cut the bottom U of the return off but most people rubber band a sponge onto that area to slow down the out-flow
you'll also want API Stress Zyme for the new tank. Get is all set up without anything but treated water and the filter then throw in some food and some stress zyme. Wait a while then come back and learn about cycled tanks.