Hello! Tara here in nw Washington. I started this fish stuff last year with absolutly NO CLUE! 3reef is so helpful, thank you so much! So I have a 25gal fw tank. Its been through alot in this last year, my last 3 fishies recently died (killed 10 in my first 2mos) so now I am starting over. The right way, hopefully. first of all, found a fish store instead of the pet store! Im trying to cycle my tank right now. Fishless, and with no chems! The guy at the fidh store gave me some used filter (big black spunge) to put on my intake. Yay! I have a 150 penguin biowheel filter, a heater & therm,, I need to grt a new light. My currant numbers are Ph 6.8 or more..? High Ph 6.8 ammonia 2ppm Nitrite 0 Nitrate 5.0 Officially started cycling 3 days ago. when I got the used filter. My ammonia was already at 2. I need to start a qt tank, not sure exactly how. I still dont know what kind of fish I want, and eventually I want plants in it. Did I forget anything? Im sure I did! Lol Any help or suggestions would be so great! And here I go on my adventure!