Amazon or African (NOT rift lake) - Help me decide
Hey there folks.
I recently acquired a 110 gallon high tank - 48x18x30. Big tank. Tall. I'm a big guy, but I still can't touch the bottom.
I've got two possible ways to go with this: Amazon (angelfish centered) or African River Margin (Bichir or Ropefish centered), and i am waffling.
On the one hand, I know pretty well how to set up an Amazon tank.
On the other hand, I haven't heard of many folks doing an African tank that wasn't rift lake cichlids.
Note that regardless of how I do this, there'll be a heaping helping of driftwood, and a ton of plants involved. Filtration will be provided with an Eheim 2229 wet/dry, and an Eheim 2217 or comparable (Should turn the tank over 5 times per hour).
The stock list for the Amazon tank I made up long ago:
If I were to go toward the African tank, the stocking would start here:
I'd love to do them both, but that's just not going to happen, not in this house (not with this wife).
So what say? Amazon or African? If you said African, (or even if you said Amazon but had 2 cents to kick in) what do you figure for the exact stock on the tank?
well i like the sound of the first.Amazon.
would the lady of the house not like her own aquarium.
I'll vouch for the African for a new change.:mrgreen:
I doubt placing a Senegal bichir in that type of tank will do any damage with the possible exception that they might eat the swordtails. Go with synodontis for the bottom. Kribs are much better option than the jewels. Are these Jewels, Hemichromis bimaculatus?:blink: I've had these before and they are very aggressive.
15 Congo Tetras
2 African Butterfly Fish
1 Male & 3 Female Swordtails (green if I can get them, red wag or Pineapple if not)
3 Leopard Bushfish
2 Bichirs/2-3 Ropefish
Possibly 2 Synodontis species-I prefer the Synodontis eupterus. Bristlenose are out of this league.
What do you think of an African Brown knife in place of a Syno eupterus? Would a tank like this need a clean up crew, or am I putting yself in a position to have to do a daily gravel vacuum without it?
gosh that's a lot of tanks.
well good luck with your quest. :)
Thanks. The longer I think about it the more I like African. I need to get a couple good Tiger Lotus, some bolbitis, African Onion Plant, Ammania, and the usual suspects (Vals, Java Moss, Java Fern).
Good luck with the setup.;)
Lupin, I keep looking at your sig and thinking "I am Dyslexic of Borg. You will be asslaminated."
I am Polypterus of Borg?
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