The tank has yet to be tested for leaks, but it should be fine. Maybe I shouldn't have made this thread so soon, going to give myself bad luck. But you all know the feeling, right?
It has a canister filter too. I believe, that is overfiltering, I've yet to pick it up though. I was told the tank was 90 gallons but it's 75 so we'll see.
-> The tank is 48" long, 18" wide, and 20" tall.
lake kutubu rainbowfish. That's all I know. I have good water for them too. I don't want to play around with parameters in a tank this huge however, all that distilled water would cost me a fortune. The pH is 7.6 and hardness is 13dH with my other tanks.
If possible, I think I want to build the tank around the lake kutubu rainbow (this is what they sell as a "turquoise" rainbow fish, right?)
I also love emperor tetra.
Curious what could live with the rainbows though.. I would love a group of 6 angel fish, but I don't know if there's room for 2 schools of larger fish in the tank, and if the two are compatible. I know angel fish are "soft water," but by this point they should be fine in my water after all that captive breeding.
Maybe a pair of kribensis? I take the tank is large enough that they can have a comfortable territory and not pose too much problem. The like rocky places to live, right? I kind of lose myself with stocking.. would this work?
8 kutubu rainbows
6-7 Boeseman rainbows OR angelfish
2 kribensis (or 4, with two little cave things built on opposite tank sides?)
10 (or more?) emperor tetra
Something for the bottom.. 10 cories of a sort, a larger species for sure. However I DO love all catfish so open to something else, even things that hide and I may never see. Yay or ney if it's too much, or if I could easily fit more. Or at least upping school sizes a bit if no room for other species
From what I can see, there shouldn't be any problems with this (except angels and kribensis, wouldn't put those together, and my dilemma of if I can fit 2 larger species in the tank at all).
Other fish I do enjoy are glass catfish, hatchet fish (my store has marbled ones in now!), loaches (medium size ones for the tank?), odessa barbs, butterfly fish, and honey gourami...
-> I'm also really digging this thing, and I think I've seen them around, but I'd have to change the stocking a lot if I went this way (fish would have to all be at least 3 inches right?): Leopard Ctenopoma (Ctenopoma acutirostre) Profile
If anyone has insight into this wondrous animal, I'm all ears.
There seems to be a few similar fish in the trade and I wouldn't want to end up with a monster, that's always a concern for me.
stock small tanks, not big tanks. So I am quite confused by this all.
Wish me luck on the "Will it hold water!" test! The tank is in great shape though, but used tanks, right?
Also, it will be nice and well planted and pretty.