ok so first off i put this in this section because it will mainly be about stalking. i already posted one post but i think it is done so i will start another.
so im going to the fish store today and i would like to get some fish to stalk my 29gal.
what i would love to have is:
cory, prob like 10 pandas
discus: 2 orange or red ones
eel: peacock eel or a eel of the spiny eel type.
GB rams: german blue rams a mating pair
tetras: like 40-100 rummy or neon tetras
i do have some fish in the tank:
convict cichlid: about 4 inches, one of them
spotted sailfin pleco: 3-4 inched, also one of them
i got the convict from a person that had babies and didnt want them, and i bought the pleco when i wasnt knowledgable and put it in my 10gal planted. i could give the pleco back to the store but they dont accept convicts so idk what to do with it, but i dont want it. i was hoping when i took the convict that i could give it away once it got bigger. so if anyone lives in washington, near seattle and wants either a nice pleco or a convict just tell me, the convict is beutiful it just wont work with any of the fish i want except mabey the eel if its big enough.
ok so i have some big decitions. i like the idea of have 10 panda cories and mabey 50 tetras of some type. would that be overfrowded? i also like eel with GB rams. discus would be mostly by itself maby 20 tetras. am i pushing it?
ok so my second problem is my diy sump filter.
i made an overflow and all the tubing and its all sealed. it goes through the filter matirial then through a big pump and back in. for some reason my water lever rises when i get it all going. i know there is prob a very easy solution but i just cant think of it. im pretty shure its that my pump is to powerful, does this means the whole thing has to be very persise? also could i just put a valve in it? and wouldnt that crat to much preasure and have the whole thing spew water all over the floor? i tried a bunch of things but the only thing that worked was take all the water out of the sump, start a suction in the tank and turn on the pump, but that means it runs dry part of the time and makes a huge noise. there is already enough noise in my room, i dont need any more!