so i have my tropical 55gal with mollies, platies, guppies, cories. pretty run of the mill.
it has neon gravel and bright platic plants, etc etc.
it was my first so i hope u will forgive me :P
for my new one i want something more natural looking, planted, with wood and more peaceful than the roaring of the HOB filters of my tropical, although i tried moving the tank out of my room and it was so quiet i couldnt sleep haha.
it will be in the living room. just me and my roommate its not a really high traffic area, just so you know.
i have never had a planted tank, so im looking for some advice on how to go from scratch.
i know the same questions get asked and answered 10 times a day on here so if you would like to link me to something you already answered thats fine!
also looking for stocking suggestions. nothing off the wall as i only have petsmart, jacks aquarium, and a pretty expensive Aquarium Adventure store (not sure if this is a chain or not) the later two usually have a nice variety tho.
also i know i need to check the tap water sincei have not done that since i moved. all ihave to do is call the water company and give them my address?
lots of questions haha sorry.