Just joined and recently decided to get back into having an aquarium. I want to go back to raising fish that I have always fished for that being bass and sunfish. I used to have bluegill and bass in tanks back in the day but I just always threw in the youngsters that I caught on hook and line. Never thinking about cycling a tank etc. and this time I want to do it right. I think it will be cool for my son to see some of the same fish he will be catching right in his living room.
After negotiations with the wife as of this time I will be using a 30 gal. tank to start my nearly native aquarium (but the plan is to eventually get a 40 or even 55 + gallon). In the next month or so I will be obtaining some minnows, a couple of sunfish (from a NANFA vendor) and a small catfish to start off. All will be babies and I'm thinking my 30 gallons should be enough for a few months until I can weasel my way into a larger tank. I would like to use live plants this time but I have to admit they seem intimidating so I might skip that.
I have to admitted I have a lot to learn but I'm looking forward to the challenge.
Can't wait to pick yalls brain.