So.. Its been a while since Ive posted on the forums. My fiancée and I bought a house and moved a few months ago. We received a 55g tank for a housewarming gift and I just got around to setting it up and moving my fish into their new home!
I started with two 29g's. When we moved, I re homed several of my tetra so that I could condense down to just one 29g until I had the time to set up the 55g.
A few weekends ago, we finally bought a stand and I got to set up the new 55g! I'm in the process of saving up for a good canister filter.. but I couldn't wait to set it up so I'll just upgrade that component soon! (any suggestions for a good cannister filter are welcome!)
I did notice how bad the HOB filter is doing at filtering out the big junk in my tank though once I took these pictures.. it looks disgusting! Anyways..
From my old tank I moved over :
11 Rummynose Tetra
3 Lemon tetra
6 oto catfish
9 corys - 3 different species (3 each)
2 mystery snails
2 Apistogramma cacatuoides (pair -- I lost my other females in the move.. :( )
I added a few fish once I set up the tank.
FINALLY found some more lemon tetra -- I added 5 more.
I also added 6 black kuhli loaches
And... I added 6 angel fish.
Now I know that you aren't supposed to mix cichlids together BUT I have had my apistos for several months now and they are both unusually docile. They have spawned several times and show little to no aggression even when spawning. I do have a backup tank ready to go just in case though!
Also, on the rummy's with the angels. the angels are very young, quarter size, so Ive read if they grow up with the rummys they may be less inclined to make them a snack? Again, the backup tank is ready!
Anyways, here are some pictures from the tank -- its been set up about 3 weeks now. Most of the stuff was moved over from my old tank - I did just use play sand though for this tank and I have to say I really like it!