Description: Filter, heater, and light that came with 20g kit, dimensions: 24"L x 12"W x 16"H
Advice: Research, Research, Research! You can never have enough knowledge. Always know what requirements the species you're interested in need (ex., goldfish can NOT live in a bowl), and learn everything you can about setting up a new tank- from cycling to planting to adding fish. The best kind of consumer is an educated one.
Fish Kept: 5 Copeland's tetras, 1 swordtail, 1 western mosquitofish, 1 bristlenose pleco
Corals/Plants: crypt wendtii, crypt lutea, water sprite, moneywort, anubias nana, hygrophila kompacta, ‘Kleiner Bar’ sword, dwarf hairgrass, corkscrew vallisneria, random plants from the pond at camp...
About Yourself: I got my 1st fish in 4th grade when my teacher gave it to me on the last day of school. It was a black molly (named 'Blackie'). I started with a very "faux" look (fake plants, red/black gravel, etc) but got pulled into the idea of natural. My tank's gone through a lot of changes- I don' think I'll ever settle on a look!!