Originally Posted by iamntbatman
I think a 150 gallon tank would probably be good for all of your fish minus the Africans. You'd still have to keep an eye on aggression, though.
thanks for the info, once i get the 150 gallon (tomorrow if the lady doesnt sell it before i make it there she promised me she would wait till i got off work)
ive read a lot about DIY skimmer, overflow, and sump's its what ive been going the past....4 hours now? this is what i want to do with the sump unless there is a better way, i was going to split a 20 gallon tank in half like the DIY page reads (but he uses a 10 gallon) and that 1 gallon of bio balls = 30 gallons of water filtering (i know the bio balls dont do all the filtering) so if i do 10 gallons oh bio balls i will be well over (which isnt bad right?) but the submersible pump has me, what size should i get? something around 780GPH or so? im very crafty so im not afraid to build this myself plus i have almost everything minus the floss filter, eggcrate and plastic breeder screen in my work shop (im a maintenance man) ....not sure what "plastic breeder screen" is i think its just plastic screening correct? kinda like the stuff you use to screen in a porch...just plasic right? other than them 3 parts and a 20 gallon tank for the sump i have it all, also i saw in the DIY he said if he made another one he would of used a 20 gallon tank so it would fit a submersible heater in it, is that a good idea or should i stick with the heaters in the tank itself?
thats as far as ive got on reading up on setting up a larger tank i know there is more to it than just that part but my brain is in overload and i need to get some sleep haha, plus i wont be setting this up till i make my move which should be by the 16th of this month to a bigger apartment so ive got much more time to keep reading but the pump for the sump i woudldnt mind a little help with, is too much a bad thing? would it remove the water from the sump faster than the wet/day filter could put it back in the sump tank?
thats all for tonight guys and the fish are looking great also as a update for them, im going to go check the ammonia level real fast before i crash
its still ranging around 1.0-2.0
maybe by the end of the week it will be looking better, it is dropping though, oh one more thing since i said soemthing about moving, whats going to be the best way to move these little guys, im only moving 2 buildings down from where i live now should i bottle up the water from the tank to transfer it to the new apartment then put it back in?
Thanks a lot guys i love this place and its making me learn something new in my life which i love to do!!!!!!!!