Advice:Listen to only those that you see has results, ie: if you want to become a millionaire who better to ask then a millionaire, I don't believe in chemical use, any probs generally partial water change and raising the temp 2degress cured most problems ,this tank was dream free , it was a totally balanced setup where the only thing I ever needed to do was top up the tank water level and change the filter once a year , ran this way for six years up to the day I changed it out for marine.
About Yourself:Recently taken up the hobby after a 15-year hiatus. After keeping Oscars previously, I took inspiration from planted aquaria I saw on various websites. Now my set-up is 90+ days old it's looking really good. It's very rewarding to see it take shape and relaxing to just sit & observe after a day's work.
Advice:Plan ahead! Consider doing a mood board before you commit. Research your purchases and consider what you want your aquarium to look like. The advances in tech & equipment vs when I started the hobby over 30 years ago are amazing. If you are going to add plants, consider CO2 to get the best out of them. Take time to enjoy your investment.
Description:My tank after 120 days and additional plants.