EHEIM 2213 Canister Filter, Modified my Aqueon 10 to a biological filter with ceramics. Hydor 425 for water circulation.
Patience is Virtue
DIY stuff here and there.
Watching "Tanked" inspired me to get into the Hobby. I currently have 3 tanks right now. 40 Gal community tank, 10 gal betta/fiddler crab tank, and 5 gal betta fluvial chi tank.
When you see signs of stress in your fish, you can then take steps to identify the source of that stress and then to resolve it before it becomes a major issue.
If you're looking for a unique way to stock your new tank, give freshwater shrimp a try.
If your fish is suffering, you may want to consider euthanasia as an option to humanely end his pain.