okay, my sons each would like their own tank. I was going to get them each a ten gallon set up and keep it geared towards tropicals. My two existing set ups are static at 7.6 PH, hard water, kept at 78 degrees. This will probably be the case with each of theirs.
We currently have an overstocked ten gallon with:
(1) Black Molly - male
(2) Silver Molly - Females
(1) Micky Mouse Platy - Female
(2) Variation of Sunset Platy - male/ female
(2) Blue Platy - Females
(2) Guppy - Females
(3) Emerald Cats
My Older son has claimed the mollies, and would like a couple more. He also likes the Anacharis plant. Easy set up.
My Younger son has claimed the Guppies, but would like a Beta, and a school of Neon Tetras. Will the Beta be an issue with the Guppies? Is our water okay for a Beta? Is there a better combo that will let him get the Beta (he really wants one)? What plants would I stock with that?
The remaining platy will probably remain in the ten gallon planted tank they are in with the emerald Cats.
This Leaves the uninhabited 55 Gallon Texas Tank open to stocking. The lighting will be a 2 light T5 with a daylight bulb and a Colormax. I would like to maintain a peaceful community environment, in the event there is a mishap and we have to transplant some fish. I'm leaning towards a school (15+) of something colorful (suggestions??). Maybe one of those little frogs? Some more Emerald Cats (6+) It's largely flexible. You can see the substrate in my pic. Got any ideas of what would pop with that? Much of the white will be planted.