I have lots of questions so here goes. First I need a suggestion on a good filter. I am getting the tank the hood and stand for $100.00 it is used but in good shape. How much gravel will I need? I like to have 2-3 inches. If a tank has been empty for a while do I have to worry about it being contaminated with any sickness or parasites? I will put my filter from my 10 gallon tank into this one to get the bacteria boost as well as a cup or 2 of gravel from already established tank. Do you guys think I should put in some of the Bacteria Supplement just to be on the safe side? Also would like a suggestion on a good heater. Also as far as what fish I would like to put in it do you guys think these would be ok and what else would you guys suggest that are commonly found at most LFS's. I like small colorful fish that are active. I am so excited I have been waiting a long time to have a big tank again. I had one when I was married to my very abusive ex but when I finally got the nerve to leave him to get even he got rid of my tank (that I paid $600.00 for) and fish before I could go get it.
5-6 Neon Dwarf Gourami ( I saw these at petsmart and really want these so if they will not work with
the Neons please suggestion some they will be ok with)
10 Neon Tetra
3 Cory Cats
1 Mystery Snail
I will also put my fancy tail guppy babys in when they get big enough. I think there is about 6-8 of them they are so tiny and fast I can't get a good count of them right now.LOL