hey everyone name's Leo.
just getting back into fish keeping. id consider myself a beginner but have some knowledge about fish and the types like not mixing african and american cichs and so forth.
have had fish since i was little(25 years old now) but it was usually just my dad doin all the work and letting me feed em.
he recently had a massive die off due to a filter malfunction and him forgetting to condition the new water put into the tank.
only thing that survived was a pleco.
now he has africans and wants to remove the scratches from his 120 acrylic tank.
got on craigslist and I bought an acrylic 55 gallon(for temporary use to sell later) to hold his fish while he does that. started building up the 55 and im getting attached and dont wanna sell it later. especially since ive paid for everything.
bought the tank for 60 bucks and it came with an open stand. my dad tinkers with wood and made doors for the stand so its like a cabinet now and he just made a hood canopy today.
so far ive bought silica sand for substrate and a sunsun HW-303b canister filter for it. i have another thread on ideas for filter media
still need to figure out what to do for light and will probably but a hob
filter like an aquaclear 70 or 110 or something for extra insurance later down the road
also interested in bubbles. not sure on the consensus. i like the aesthetics of fine bubbles. more insight on this would be appreciated.
as of now i have about maybe 170 bucks invested into what i have right now
also not sure what ill put in the tank after hes done using it to hold his fish.
i like catfish a lot. im open for ideas on what to put in the tank. preferably smaller catfish like corys and pictus so i can have a larger community. LOVE the white tips but i hear they get really big.
anywho im lost so ill just post a pic of the tank.
waiting for the sunsun filter in the mail.
here it is just about ready for paint.