Hi everyone, I been reading a lot from different sites to learn about everything I need to know bout getting going, but usually always come back to this site....you all seem very helpful and even the all the questions newbies, like myself ask over and over again lol. I wish I had read and join BEFORE buying and setting up my tank...would have prevented doing a whole start over now. I had green water and loosing my just bought female guppies left and right! =[ I did a lot of mistakes, like had tank by sliding back door, most likely overfeeding, and not testing water nor water changes as much as I should have. Thought I didn't have any issues till I bought live floating moss balls and my female guppies. Anyway, I am hoping this time goes better! I want to leave my info of what I have going now...and if anyone has any advice please let me know! Spouse getting a little upset bout how fast this hobby is costing money lol. *MY TANKS* 40g tank, aquaon 50g filter, adjustable heater, 2 led colored lighting flex wand bubbler, standard light on a 36 hood, 2 java ferns, 3 anubias, and some floating plant ( not hornswart, but petsmart employee said it is very similar and hardy.) Added aquarium salt, prime, water conditioner. Substrate is river pebbles. Just started with cycling today and add fish flakes to help it. Will test tomorrow. I have the API marine testing kit. 10g tank, (this will be my quarantine/fry tank after I can move current fish into the 40g), I bought a kit tank so filter is basic but has carbon in it, led lighted hood, basic heater, led lighted bubbler disk, river pebble substrate, 3 skull caves (thought I have the bubbler under one), live floating plant and part of another that must have accidentally got in the bag...but it had roots so I planted it in there lol. My testing numbers today after 2g water change is: ph-8, ammonia-0, nirites-0, nirates-0 (my ammo was .25 yesterday but was first day of set up, plus had to put my fish in it). I have the following fish: 5 black skirt tetras, 3 gold panda mollies, 6 female guppies, 5 male guppies, and one survivor zebra stripe danio. I don't plan on getting anything else till 40g is fully cycled! =] Sorry so long, but I really loved feedback etc because I seem to hear so many conflicting advice from online to different employees at petco and petsmart lol. Thank you!