Thank you all for the warm welcome.
Since the time of my posting this thread, I have read on this forum and in other areas of the web that a larger tank does indeed seem to be easier to maintain mainly for the reasons FDStation152
state in their replies. Based on their input, and yours too, kateyoup
, I have decided to get the largest tank I feel I can squeeze into the limited space I have available (and the largest I can get past my wife
As for "cycling the tank"...
This is something that, up until a week ago, I had never heard about. I have since read several articles about it and see the reasoning behind it. It, now, only makes sense that one would need to create the conditions a tank needs in order to sustain quality life BEFORE adding the majority of the populous. I realize that atleast one fish will need to take the lead role in getting the tank cycled. My only hope is that I get it right the first time as to not have to put the little bugger through it again. When the time comes, I am sure to be back here reading up on the subject and asking questions of everyone.
As for now, anyone care to suggest a good book or internet site that gives detail about the cycling process? Most of what I have read, thus far, have given the basics on cycling but not much in the way of detail.
Thanks again folks!