I just posted my new to the hobby thread in the beginners forum, linked here. I am sure John and Jennifer, the couple helping me set up the tank who run the store and service, will have ideas and advice as well, but I wanted to ask the wider question. One of the things it was not included in my initial set up were testing kits and a vacuum. Part of the setup cost included Jennifer stopping by a couple times here in the first month to make sure that everything got off to a good start, but I am going to learn to maintain this myself rather than paying for ongoing service. This is a planted tank, and the roots are not yet well established (I have had to replant a couple of the plants that floated to the surface). How soon will I need to start doing water changes/vacuuming of the substrate? We have CarribSea Eco-Complete Planted Substrate. I also know that I will need a test kit to monitor the water conditions. Any recommendations for a good vacuum and test kit?