soooooo i was looking to get rid of my old canoe as i dont really use it any more and i posted it for cash or trade for a tank.... well thanks to the kindness of a wonderful gentalman i ended up with TWO tanks
so i gave my wife the 45 gal with stand for her Birth day present (Moonstra here her b-day is tomorrow nov. 29th shhhhhhhh i didnt tell you)
and i got a 55 gal for myself !!! the only issue i can find with mine is the lack of a top frame the seals are good and its one of those really old school thick glass jobs made by Odel. after a little thinking i am going to make a wooden frame and hood combo for it and have it reinforced inside of the hood with the ever faithful DUCT TAPE..... lol you may laugh but that stuff really can hold and i wrapped it like three times!!!!
so i am not going to set it up untill after the move next month and then i will get it cycling and jump started off my other tanks. i think even though its a fresh water i am going with a sump (no other tanks on it). and this will be my project show tank... i have a few ideas about the set up
some branch like drift wood on each end with branches towards the ends
the overflow and return
thinking about painting the back in a black or other color (blue is over done)
having the regular light and a moon light all DIY of course
now i get over whelmed with the ideas on stocking
i want to get something a bit larger than the types of fish i am used to (guppies and platties) but i am really not sure... thought about clown loaches, or dwarf cichlids of some kind, or ??????? any suggestions or ideas i am not making my mind up yet and would love to hear ideas...