04-27-2010, 06:23 PM
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Originally Posted by aunt kymmie
Great find, I've been looking for months for that size tank on craigslist down my way and so far no luck. Do you mind if I ask what you paid?
They worked with me and gave me $200 off but the drive there and back will cost $300. Tank asking cost was $800, I'm getting it for $600 + Gas = $900.
Originally Posted by Byron
The first thing you need to decide is what the tank will house in fish. Substrate choice, filter choice, lighting choice is all geared to what the fish require, and different types of fish require different substrtates, filter flow and lighting. Then there are the plants.
If you are still thinking along the lines of angels and tetras (and presumably re-homing the cichlids) then I would recommend a dark substrate, not white. Forest fish occur over dark substrates in very subdued light, both in the majority of streams and for half the year in flooded forest. Replicating these conditions is more likely to lead to success. White sand reflects light, and this does not occur in their habitat.
There is also the issue of water parameters mentioned by iamntbatman.
I am thinking about re-homing the current guys. It would be better for them I think. I am looking at some examples on here and still getting ideas but that some good info, I will consider it. I was also thinking about filling the tank half way and do a terrarium on the top half like I seen in some enclosures, but that might be to complicated.