Hey guys, So my girlfriend has finally plunged and decided to get a tank I've forced her to the research and am happy to help her out to learn what i have. The stocking idea i help her come up with is: 1 German Ram 6 Panda Cories 3-5 Guppies She really liked this stock and i think it'l work. There might still be space for more, but that depends on the tank that i can find for her. I will be looking for something less tall and something more wide and square-ish. As for filtration, i will be making a canister for it, probably rated at about 150 - 200 gph. Heating, 100W It will also be lightly planted ... Now the first issue i've come across is this: The water Source Parameters are: NH3: 4ppm NO2: 2ppm NO3: 0 pH: 8.6 (after 48 hours to settle) kH: 15 dKH The ammonia is so high, i have never seen it before like that, but prime can sort that out, and i can bump the filtration volume up to handle that. The pH is my concern. I know most will say the fish will adapt, and yes i agree, but the issue here is that is too much for me. I hate the heat, yes i can handle it, but i am happier in colder weather. That is my policy. I intend to use RO water from my place, that i will bottle and bring to hers when needed. I was thinking a 50/50 mix... what are everyone's thoughts here? Otherwise, is it viable for me to use some of my beautiful well water, bottled in the same manner? Add to that your idea's on the stock Being an arty girl, she is looking for something really colourful and stand-out, as well as something "cute" which as a guy i find difficult to point out Thank you!