Hmmm, I'll check my pH levels.
I think I want to do a freshwater again, with live plants and I have a couple new decorations I want to put in there. Nothing overwhelming though. I want to keep the gravel I already have, but other than that nothing special for the set up. I mostly don't want to spend money lol
As far as fish goes, I want fish that will grow to be a bit bigger. I don't really dig big communities of tiny fish, even if some are gorgeous.
I have been looking into chiclids, there are some in petco pretty consistently that have beautiful markings. Would it be ok to keep chiclids of many colors together, or do they all have to be the same color? I haven't decided on them yet though, do you know if they lose their brilliant colors as they get older and bigger?
I like puffers
but don't most of them get too big for a 55 gal eventually? I really want to sell that 110 gal as I don't have a stand for it and would like the money
. I also really like bottom dwellers, like catfish, plecos, and - I saw this one the other day and wanted to ask about it- clown loaches. I also am interested in sharks.
So maybe a balance of a few bottom dwellers with a few chiclids or something. I don't really know what to look for though, and petco is really no help to easily understand care or anything, its kind of like you have to do it on a want-to-know basis on each kind of fish :/
Also, would it be ok to start the tank with baby fish from petco straight into the 55 gal? I think I've heard that you should keep fish in tank sizes that are relative to their size, but I have a 55 gal and a 10 gal, and nothing in between. And I don't want to spend unneeded money
I'm excited though