Ok this will be my one and only thread for this tank...for now. Just to ask my questions, tank updates,pictures and what not. Anyways....
For those with short attention spans : South American/Amazon River 28 gallon tank set-up, fish,plants and substrate change. Help
28.73 U.S gallons
23.93 U.K gallons
: 46cm L:
75 cm W
: 32 cm
Decorations and Hides:
Terra cotta pots,drift wood,terra cotta gnome head and gratin thing
various plastic plants
4 Black Skirt Tetras (3 small,1 large)
3 Peppered Corydoras
Various tropical flakes,algae wafers,shrimp pellets and fresh food. Occasional tubiflex worms treat.
South American / Amazon River
Right now I an seriously thinking of changing the substrate from the ugly purple gravel to some nice smooth,fine black sand (as suggested here
Question number one
: It was suggested that I leave some of the gravel in the tank under the sand (in the back where it would not be as noticeably).Would it be possible to remove all the gravel but leave some in the tank,but in some sort of vessel so it could be easily removed?
. What other fish would be safe to add to the tank? Again I am going for a South American/Amazon
River setup with live plants. I'm thinking of getting 3 more corydoras to make a school of 6. (a)
Should I get 3 more peppered corydoras or would they also school with another type?(a1)
Would Panda cories work? (b)
For the rest of the tank what would be another choice of fish for the top and middle portion of the tank
?I'm looking at maybe guppies or another type of livebearer.Maybe a pictus catfish
but I think that the tank is a bit on the small side
for one.Any suggestions?
And my last question for the moment is plants.What types of plants would work in this setup? I don't
really want to have to deal with C2O injections
and all that - I can do maybe fertilizers and that is as far as I go.
I will be posting more new updates and pictures shortly here. And I will continue to post updates and questions about this tank in this thread so as not to tank up the whole forum with questions.
Thanks.Any comments,suggestions, etc... are welcome.