First shopping list

It can be a bit difficult to know what to buy when one first starts in the hobby, so I thought that it would be a great idea to put together a list. First up are the essentials:

  • Aquarium
  • Filter
  • Test kits for ammonia, nitrite, GH and KH (water hardness), nitrate and pH
  • Dechlorinator
  • Household ammonia
  • Tubing for water changes
  • Bucket

In addition to those, I would have the following as well because these will speed up the cycle:

  • Thermometer
  • Heater

And the tank would look nicer during the fishless cycle if one also had:

  • Substrate
  • Plain background

Next time, I will be explaining why each of the above is important!

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