ty for the warm reception!
yes gargoyles are the way to go i think! now that my monster tank has arrived! i asked the guy how much water it holds, and he said 110 gallons!! (500 UK litres!) OK....
so, having had a good chat with him, i'm thinking of stocking (eventually after cycle yaddayadda) 10 platties (mainly black), mollies of various descriptions - sailfins are my fave, swordtails, approx 20 cory cats, a pair of dwarf plecs of some description, 2 eels, 1 crayfish, and 3 pairs of angels.
i'm aiming to go with as much of a black and white theme as i can (apart from the crayfish of course!) and i'm going to need bigger than neon tetra sized fish for obvious reasons!
any ideas/suggestions (is this even in the right section now?) would be digested, thought about and questions asked back directly
plants are an absolute nono, although we did have a leftover fake plant thing that he stuck in as he couldn't bear to leave a tank completely empty! and it's leaves look exactly like cannabis leaves, we're going to have to work that into the tank somewhere just for a laugh... lots more driftwood is needed, as are rocks and slate which i'll be shopping for initially tomorrow. a stone gargoyle on a column/pillar was suggested and i'm really up for that idea, have him sat looking into the tank surveying his kingdom sort of thing.
just in case you're wondering, the tank is set in a newly decorated (but still very bare) gothic themed room, the walls are a deep blood red, floor a dark oak laminate and black leather sofas complete the clean but dark look! the black background and sand look awesome, all set in a mahogany cabinet...
*shuts up* sorry, i'm just dead excited to finally get this tank after 6 months of planning and having to wait for it! (walls and ceiling needed replastering and then redecorated and the floor needed to be levelled, new window and good ridance fireplace - prefer a fish tank anyday