Daylight (40W Nutri-Grow +100W CF) & moonlight on timers with glass canopy. (2) Fluval 204's & (1) PennPlax Cascade 1000. UV Sterilizer.
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Red Tiger Oscar, Tiretrack Eel, Ripsaw Catfish, Salvini Cichlid & some kind of Parrot Fish.
Java Fern, Java Moss, Anubias Minima, Mondo Grass, Onion Plant, Amazon Sword, fine gravel & flourite, malaysian driftwood, other driftwood.
"If I was being paid thirty-thousand dollars a year, the very least I could do was hit .400." - Ted Williams
IT guy who needed another hobby to sap my finances! Been keeping tanks for over 15 years but only into plants for last 5 months. Also just started a reef. I LOVE IT.
When you see signs of stress in your fish, you can then take steps to identify the source of that stress and then to resolve it before it becomes a major issue.
If you're looking for a unique way to stock your new tank, give freshwater shrimp a try.
If your fish is suffering, you may want to consider euthanasia as an option to humanely end his pain.