What type of fish are you talking about Jo?
Now my situation got even MORE complicated...
I bought a 55 (extremly dirty and crusty), stand (particle board and falling apart), 2 filters (both too small for tank), hood/lights (don't work), Air pump (dirty but works fine), some decor (dirty but still good), gravel (REALLY DIRTY), pictus catfish and red tail shark for my parents off craigslist for $50 in hopes of bringing it back and fixing it up, but we decided it would be cheaper just to buy a brand new setup!! GAH.
So then I went to pick up a FREE 55 gallon all wood stand from freecycle, but turns out it's a lot smaller than a 55 gallon stand, so no help there....
Then my mom was at work and one her coworkers was selling her complete setup for 200 and my mom talked to her about it and told her she would think about it and then the lady calls her back and tells her that if she wants to just come and get it for FREE...
So then we got ANOTHER 55 (clean) (so now we currently have 3 55's), gravel (clean) all wood stand in a cherry stain, lots of decor (clean), some tetra viquarium waterfall thing (this was also her filter, so we had to buy a new one), 1 gallon tank with like 30 guppy in it (so she could clean out the 55 and we could transport them easier, she said she started with 10!)
my 55 is the same
my parents 29 is currently housing:
~1 shark (Id or columbian or w/e)
~1 Red tail shark
~1 pictus catfish
~1 chinese algae eater
(these will be moved to the new 55 once it is cycled (we will be seeding it to speed up the process)
my 10 is the same
my 1 gallon is still empty
another 10 gallon with tons of guppy (been feeding some of the babies to my angelfish
So now I think my plan is to give all the new guppy except for maybe 2 or 3 to my boyfriend along with one of my dwarf gouramis (they are picking on each other too much now)
Then turning my 29 into something of a guppy tank
Then turning my 10 into either a puffer or a crab tank (yeh I ruled out the crayfish and decided on puffer but I seen some really cool red claw crabs today, and then don't need much water)
Using my 1's for ????
GAH i dunno now!!
*~*If you're curious about the new 55 here is what we have done*~*
-We bought a new filter MarineLand Emperor 400 (which I have on my 55 also)
-Took my extra heater that I had and used it
-Sanded down and painted the stand black (to match the tank)
-Bought wood and cut it to size to make the bottom of the stand wood and not our floor and painted it black and also another piece that we attach with L brackets a little more than midway up (that way we can store the gravel vac extra filters, etc on the bottom and the food and chemicals on the shelf we created) and also painted it black, it looks really good!! :D
-Bought Natural gravel, Top fin columns thing that bubbles in the center, and a bubble wand.
*We just finished painting it tonight and set up the tank already, so tomorrow morning we will put the tank on the stand and all we have to do is fill it up, plug everything in, seed it, and let it start to cycle. YAY!! :D