Description: Wet / Dry set up (formerly a salt) with Bio-bale media, sub. heater in the sump at 78, 4 MDQX-SC Little Giant pump with ball joint to control flow, two large strip hood lights in front & one long hood light in back using " true-life" bulbs, media bags with carbon and sometimes phosguard (well water), kid lock on very door to stop "Helping mommy feed the fish"!!!
Advice: Purchase the largest tank you can afford that you are willing to do proper water changes on!!! Get your water changing system down to a science to make this chore less of a pain. A necessary evil!!!
Fish Kept: Central and South American Community.
1 - large common plecto (not seen in pic, nice hi-fin variety - cool fish)
1 - medium chocolate plecto (really dark brown, almost black, also camera shy),
3 - blood parrots (ruby, gold, and gold with black)
1 - rainbow cichlid,
1- bocarti cichlid,
1- black convict (rescued, poor fin condition),
2 - clown loaches,
1 - synadonis cat (hardly every seen!)
1 - blue acara,
1 - large red hook (not seen in picture, either)
The Betas in the front belong to my boys and have now moved into a new Eclipse 3 with a divider! NEAT! Not as many water changes for them! YEA!
Corals/Plants: Plants are a nice snack for these guys, so plastics are used to give a lush appearance. Real plants are added as a treat for them!