brand new to this need some help

Nov 12, 2009
Williamsport PA
Hello all I am brand new to this, just got a 38gallon fresh water tank. I find everyone has different opinions on what to do. I have gotten this far, washed the pebble gravel filled the tank and it has been circulating for over 24hours. I added a conditioner, and think I am ready to proceed.

This is what I am looking to do with my tank.

I want some drift wood, larger rocks and plants (going for a natural look).

I am really interested in eels, and have been looking at the a tiger eel. I think I am more interested in aggresive fish, but the bright ones attract me to. I would also like to see more active fish and ones that interact or at least recognize me (if you know what I mean).

Any good websites to look at?

Any suggestions at all will be taken seriously.

Thank you in advance


Large Fish
Sep 2, 2009
try going to for stocking ideas, compatibility issues, and look at miss fishy's cycling guide too.