Unfortunately my Angel and my BGK both died. I'm not sure what happened, but the LFS said it looked like some sort of bacterial infection. I thought that wouldn't happen with good water parameters, and this was in my established tank. Anyway, I wont be replacing them until my super sized tank project is finished and cycled. Hopefully by then I will be more educated about all of this. A mentor or two on this site would be greatly appreciated. A couple of you have already helped immensely.
Right now the 46 gallon is housing my two parrot cichlids, a jeweled cichlid, and two otocats. All are getting alone fantastically.
My parameters are ammonia 0, nitrates 0 (from the plants I am told?), nitrites 0, ph was between 7.2 and 7.8 last time I tested. Down from 8.3 after removing the rock and adding another piece of driftwood. The empty space in the center is for another piece of mopani that I ordered. Photo-0019(2).jpg
The two striped African cichlids are in two separate established 10 gal while their larger tank cycles (fishless!). The largest piece of rock removed from the 46 gal has been placed in that tank, and the smaller pieces are split between the 10 gallons so that the ph stays at the level they've done well with. The mama guppy and her few fry are in the 5 gallon until the cichlids are moved. At that point they will have a 10 gal to themselves.
My bf also bought a green spotted puffer and a fiddler crab. Since they are both brackish they're in my 3rd 10 gallon together. Photo-0030.jpg
He will be forced to upgrade the puffers tank when the time comes. They're from Wal-mart, so of course the employees didn't bother him they need aquarium salt. Not only that, but they also told him the crab didn't need land!
I have a couple more questions here:http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/f...iftwood-98841/
but no replies so far.