hello, so far i've found some good info here and figured i would post as i've decided to setup a tropical tank again! i have a 45-50 Gallon corner tank. attached is a pic from awhile back when i had it setup as a salt tank. (the air pump cranked to full) i had since given it to my brother as he wanted a tank and i wanted the room back in my room.
this summer my brother closed up his Cichlid tank because of an addition and remodeling being done to his house. he had no spot for the corner tank and asked if i wanted the tank back. i took it back and will be setting it up soon.
i was going to salt again but i do not want to spend the additional money for fish... it's not more work just extremely expensive and i will do salt again but just not now.
i have well water which is extremely hard... (i will condition as needed)
i want to put a bunch of tiger barbs, 9+
i want to put pictus catfish, 3
i want to put one rainbow shark, or maybe one red tail.
what do you guys think? i really like the pictus and the barbs and have had them before together. (only 1 pictus and i think 7 barbs)
unfortunatly i cannot put any type of shrimp in there because i'm sure between the cat and barbs something would gobble 'em up.
what do you guys think as far as the stocking setup? any fish i've over looked that would be good?