|Byron ||08-30-2011 06:38 PM |
Originally Posted by broujos
thanks, but floating plants, won't add really much algae in the tank?? also i have 2 strong lamps built in the covering cup of the tank... 39W T5 2 lamps... how can i have a dim light tank? my substrate is grey,brown,white and black... i think that it is OK.. should i add real wood in it?? thanks!!!
I think you need to decide on where this tank will go. If you want the knifefish, then you need to provide it with a suitable environment, and that means dim light, lots of hiding spots [which you have with the pipe]. With that he will likely be out more in the day; but he is a nocturnal fish, so the trick is to convince him it is twilight. Floating plants help, but different overhead light would be necessary.
The angelfish might be trouble, with nipping at the knifefish, especially on its own (the angel) as this is a shoaling fish that like to be in a group. Just a caution.
Substrate sounds fine; and yes, real wood is OK. If you buy it in a fish store, or online, it should be safe. Collecting natural wood outdoors can be done but does have some risks. Not all wood is safe as wood [don't ask which, because I've no idea what trees may occur in Greece;-)], plus there are pathogens and parasites.