06-04-2012, 05:06 PM
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This reply is in response to both Byron and Olympia - Thanks guys, I appreciate it. I will check back in when I have better definition of what I am doing. But just so you know. I currently have a Bio Cube 14 with 2 Aquatic (AD) Frogs, 4 Neon Tetras, 4 Rasboras (three of one type one of another) and three Otto Cats. I will be converting these inhabitants into a new 40 Gallon Breeder (36”x18”x17”) with an Aqueon 55 filter system. So, going forward that is pretty much what I will be working with. At this point my concept for the new tank is to create a habitat that is somewhat similar to the natural habitat of at least one of my groups of occupants. I plan to research and purchase a 3D type background and to have about 1/3 of the tank planted. I have not decided on a substrate type or color yet, but am leaning towards black for two reasons. 1-They say it makes the color in some species more brilliant, 2 – It may provide more contrast to where the aquatic frogs see their food. I am pretty open to what I bring in as new occupants but am working with the following desires/concerns. · No Fish that are pigs – Had trouble with Mollies eating all of the food before the frogs got any. · Don’t really want to deal with live bearers – · Want at least two groups of schooling fish · Want a couple more aquatic frogs · (Fiancé) wants some fish bigger (w/color) than my current group. So if you guys have any guidance based on the above I would love to hear it. If not, I will check back when I have made some choices of my own. Again thanks and thanks for looking out!
Ohh yeah, FYI - I will not be putting this tank into opreation for a couple months. Than, I convert the Bio Cube to salt water, but that is whole nother ball game.