Hello fishlore folks. I have been using this terrific site for about 3 mos now to learn what is needed for a freshwater aquarium setup and maintenance. Finally feel I have enough of a very basic idea of what is going on with my tank to join the forum. I know I will be asking more questions than giving helpful advice, but from what I have seen, this is a great group to be asking those questions to. Will try to give a brief background of what my fish experience has been that led me here. It all started when the wife brought home the classroom goldfish bowl to watch during the holiday break in Dec when kids were out of school. There were 2 goldfish and 1 guppy in the 1gal bowl with water so cloudy I almost had to take my wife's word there were fish in it. Feeling bad for the fish I got a 3.5 gal kit thinking how much better they would be with at least a filter. Well, fish never went back to classroom after holiday. I started reading about fish care and found out need more room for them. Bought 10 gallon tank and actually did somewhat of a cycle this time. Did more more reading and yes, that was still too small a tank. Found someone with a big tank that would take fish and all was well. Took the 10 gallon tank down. A short time afterwords, realized having the fish were nice and went ahead and got a 29 gallon tank that would surely would be big enough this time and slowing started adding fish (after doing a fish less cycle this time). Forward to present day,, I just picked up a 55 gallon tank at Petco so I guess I am on my way to admitting the fish have me hooked. Will be updating my profile. Thanks to everyone for helping me get to this point with my tanks. Here is a pic of my water test this morn. And yes I am one of those people with the "is it slightly green color with the ammonia?"