Originally Posted by tophat665
Just hover the vacuum over open areas of sand. Don't worry about getting in the plants, and if you start to pick sand up, raise the vacuum a bit.
Also, to keep the sand stirred, throw in (and some people are going to call me an idiot for this, but it works for me) a half dozen or dozen Malaysian trumpet snails. I got them 10 a buck at my LFS. (If the population explodes, fish the extras out by hand and feed less.)
Ok, thanks for clearing that up.
I have visited a lot of places around town, and I can't find one with an Albino BN pleco, and much less a regular BN pleco. I think I may just ditch that and go for something else.
I have looked at Lepornius's the last few days, and the ones at my LFS is not the kind that gets up to 12" long, but it only gets up to 6" long. I do not remember the name, but it was placed in a tank w/ Tiger Barbs and they all were doing fine.
They also have very small Rainbow and RTBS. Which one would do better in a tank with Tiger Barbs and a Lepornius?
Ok, I really hope this is my final list this time.
-8 Tiger Barbs
-1 Rainbow Shark/RTBS
-Mystery Snail and maybe Malysian Trumpet Snails
-Hopefully, Cherry Shrimp (Maybe 3 or 4)
-Array of Live Plants
-Black Sand or Regular White Sand, with a layer of gravel possibly.
-Driftwood and Rocks
-Hiding places for the Shrimp and Shark