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:
- Test kits for ammonia, nitrite, GH and KH (water hardness), nitrate and pH
- Household ammonia
- Tubing for water changes
In addition to those, I would have the following as well because these will speed up the cycle:
And the tank would look nicer during the fishless cycle if one also had:
- Plain background
Next time, I will be explaining why each of the above is important!