So I went...and took down alot of names of "possibilities". They had some "dwarf angels"...that's at least what was on the label and I am sure if hubby sees those he's ask why we can't have those.
I like the fancy guppies...awesome colors, patterns and I love the way they swim...
I also looked at some tetra's (neon/glo are okay) , zebra danio's are the only one's I found nice.........just seem plain to me. I like different shapes.
The Gouramis looked nice...pretty colorful. I also like some pleco's but apparently some are not a good fit for our tank as they will get big. Platies also seemed plain to me.
They had a lot of types of sharks...but we can't have those...they need a 50 gallon tank.
It's a bit disappointing to see that the fish I do find "cool" are not a good fit for our tank.
For example, I love discus fish. I think they look so awesome but again, too big for our tank.
Anyway, a coworker is going to give us his 30 gallon filter (our tank is 20) and a heater that he has (he has a ton of extra's from his old tanks)...That won't be until Wednesday when I go back to work though. So until then we will clean the tank out tomorrow morning, get some gravel, add water, some plants. I am strongly considering adding a betta at first since I know from experience how hardy they are and I am sure it will do fine with a 10 gallon filter and it may help the tank cycle. We'll also get testing strips and next weekend depending where we are at we may be able to start adding fish.
My hubby seems to have the same tastes in fish as me and also found most of the ones I took pics of plain.
I just wish we could find a COOL different looking colorful fish...even two would be fine but the little ones are not so fun to me. I don't know....
Regarding plants, they have a decent variety...although they didn't have anacharis. I did like the green cabomba, banana plant,java fern, wisteria...I think 4-5 plants will work well in our size tank without over crowding it.
Now, the gravel. I took a look at the small pebble like gravel and I had no idea that some come "wet" with "bacteria" already??? Most were wet. Now I have no idea which to get. I do know the color and that's it. Should I get the wet one and just add it or the dry and wash it then add it. A little confused here. Hope I get an answer by tomorrow because I hate to ask FS people questions since some have no clue.
Anyway...sorry for the long post. Any advice is welcome...