Well, I will hopefully be picking up my new 92 gallon tank sometime next week. It is a corner bowfront (48"X34"X24").
It comes with:
-36" fluorescent light (not sure wattage)
-AquaClear 50 powerhead
-fluval canister filter 405
-2X visi-therm submersible heater 250 watt
I set up a sponge and some ceramic biologic filter pieces in my 55 gal tank to start the bacterial culture for the new tank to hopefully shorten cycling.
I will be transplanting the following from the 55 gallon into the new tank:
-3 rasbora hets
-4 gold barbs
-5 skirt tetras
-4 neon tetras
-1 feeder guppy
-2 african dwarf frog
-1 bristlenose pleco
-2 long-fin danios
-1 green wendtii
-2 pieces of driftwood
-2 18" tall fake plants
Now for my questions.
Firstly, I want to add more fish, but keep a peaceful and happy community. I have been researching fish, but there seem to be multitudes and it is sending my head spinning. I like schooling fish and bright colors, but health and well-being of the tank population is utmost importance. What are the best fish to go with the ones I already have, preferably that come in many different colors?
Right now, I am looking at some more guppies, danios and rasboras, plus possibly cherry barbs, swordtails, serpae tetras, hatchetfish and...there are so many more...*sigh* My roommate wants a betta in the tank as well, are they compatible?
Second, I want to add some more live plants. I need them to be easy to maintain (lower light requirements and survive without added CO2), but that will flourish and give my fish a nice environment. Also preferably live without a lot of expensive substrate.
Thanks in advance for the help.