Hi everyone, I'm rather new to all this. Decided it would be smarter to do my research before going out and buying a tank... I've been to multiple pet stores and wasn't satisfied with the answers I got there. So hopefully some of you will be able to help me
First, does anyone own a Starphire (low-iron glass) tank and believe it is worth the extra cost? Photography is a hobby of mine and I was hoping to take clear pictures through the tank once I have fish. I've checked out some pictures of them online but haven't actually seen one in person.
As for what kind of fish to get... I was told at Petco that these types all get along:
My husband and I were thinking of getting a 90 gallon tank (48x18x25) so the fish would have space. Yet, I'm not certain that all of these would really get along together. From the little I have read on here, angelfish are pretty aggressive, right? And the Balas would likely eat the Tetras eventually...right? The woman at the pet store insisted they'd be fine together but I wanted some feedback from those who actually own these fish. I think they're all beautiful but would hate to match them up together if they're not compatible.
I do plan on having real plants in the tank. Any suggestions on what kind of plants I should get?
As for pumps, heaters, water conditioner, etc. Any higher quality brands you would suggest I look into? I want to make sure I do this right