After many failed attempts to start a tropical fish tank, we wandered into Tropical World and asked for some help in making this last ditch effort a successful one.
The sales associates walked us through what we would need, step by step until we were confident in what we were doing.
They advised buying only what we needed to get it set up and then when the water was ready, to come back and get the rest. We did just that and after the water had settled, went back to the store.
The staff went from tank to tank and explained which fish would be compatible and have the longest life span.
Four months later, we've still got the original fish, so they must know what they're talking about. They've got reasonable prices and are incredibly friendly.