04-11-2012, 02:23 PM
| || | Cool guys. Like I said, Iím not worrying so much now about how I would can stock it, I just like seeing how others would stock it. Itís just cool to hear the personal opinions of other keepers rather than me say "hey whatís wrong with this stock list" and then have you guys correct me. Iím not saying thatís annoying or anything. I REALLY appreciate the hard work everyone puts into this hobby to help others make knowledgeable decisions. And I have and will in the future ask "hey whatís wrong with this stock list", but for now I figured It would be neat to let other people explain what they would do with the only limitation being the size of the tank, and coming up with stock that works well together(ph can be in any range since I dont know what my water will be like when I set the tank up, but obviously all suggested fish should be compatiable). In a lot of posts every says that wonít suggest fish because the keeper should be able to keep what they are interested in and not what is forced upon them, and I respect that, but since this tank is not in a planning stage, Iím encouraging you to suggest specific fish based on your tastes. Sorry if it was not as fun as an activity as I originally thought it could be
Originally Posted by Geomancer
You say the tank is rimless? Does that mean it does not have a hood/cover/lid? You'll likely want to find something to correct that. Lots of fish are jumpers, water evaporation is reduced, heat is retained better, and your lights are protected from the humidity. In terms of light ... don't use any T5HO fixtures he had for the saltwater as it will be too bright for most freshwater fish (unless you are going high tech planted).
however this i s a great question as Im not sure how to get a lid on this bad boy! He does have those crazy elevated T5HO for corals on it now, and he is keeping that. Im only getting the Tank, stand and one canister. So I will have to make/buy something. Especially because I always plan on having cats and I perfer full aquatic catfish over the land type
. But like I said, I maybe have two years to come up with something. And by that time who knows, I may have money for an even bigger tank!