10-17-2009, 05:14 PM
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The information you linked is fine, very general about setting up a freshwater tank. Some things may or may not be relevant when it comes to decor (wood, rocks, gravel) depending upon what sort of Asian tank you're wanting. Filtration and heat also can be different.
There are mountain stream tanks: more rocks and stones, small gravel, probably slightly cooler water depending upon fish species which could include white cloud minnows, zebra and other danios, some of the loaches, though not necessarily together. If the fish chosen are from flowing streams, some current from the filter would be authentic.
Or a lowland stream/flooded forest/swamp tank that would be warm, no rocks but wood, sand or very small gravel, and fish from among the gouramis, betta, rasbora, loaches, though again not all together; just indicating some species. Filtration in this setup should be minimal, the fish are quiet, lots of plants and floating plants. My 70g is desinged along the stream/swamp concept, although it is not finished bcause I'm waiting for some special plants so I can arrange the wood and plants together.
Just some initial thoughts; several of us have SE Asian fish so more suggestions can follow when we know the type of fish/tank you'd like.