So I got a 14 gallon kit at walmart with
aquatech 10-15 filter
test strips for ammonia/nitrate/ph/etc
15 pounds of gravel
and I'm ready to set it up and get it started cycling. I want to cycle the tank with some danios in it, keep up with water changes, and when its fully cycled, I'm going to start stocking it up. I know I need at least an air pump and an air stone, is there any other equipment I need?
I was wondering if I should wait to fill the tank up until I get an air pump/airstone?
I would also like to upgrade the filtration later on (I'm already out a good amount of cash), would it hurt to get a biowheel and swap filters in a few months?
Also, do I need to get all my rocks/fake plants BEFORE I fill the tank, or can I put gravel in it, hook everything up, and start running it now to start the cycle?