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Hello all. Well besides my nano tank, I have two freshwater tanks. One is a 105 litre and one is a 60 litre.

The 60 litre needs some serious "redoing" and I need some help. As of tonight the tank will have no fish in it as they are moving to the 105 ltr.

1. What fish would be suitable for the 60 ltr? I don't really want another community tank as the 105 ltr is already a community.

2. Do I rather use the 60ltr for community and change the 105?

3. Besides using the normal boring "stones" as substrate, what else can I use that will look better?

thanks!
 
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How about a school of Neon Tetras with some Amazon Swords of Java Fern? You could use a black sand substrate, but be warned the black sand will cost you an arma and a leg
 
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A school of tetras is a good idea as the tank is on the smallish side. Rummy nose tetras and black phantoms are my choice. You could keep 2 cories and an oto for keeping the tank clean.
Adding plants (plastic and/or live) and rock can make the tank look great too.
 

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I keep cardinal tetras rather than neons, almost identical, but the cardinals just seem brighter
 
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Cardinals are a lot nicer to keep, it just seem that the stock we get in SA don't do to well :(
 
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I believe that majority of them are wild caught and then petstores don't always give them correct are.... I've never seen them at my lfs.
 

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I believe that majority of them are wild caught and then petstores don't always give them correct are.... I've never seen them at my lfs.
I see them very often in walmer, and they seem to do well. (although not brilliant)

I found mine did better in a "blackwater" environment when I had them.

iCardinals are a lot nicer to keep, it just seem that the stock we get in SA don't do to well :(
Its a pity but I agree, even now i still check out the bathwater fish in the LFS .
Wonder why the stock doesnt do well? Any ideas Wicus?
 
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Hello all. Well besides my nano tank, I have two freshwater tanks. One is a 105 litre and one is a 60 litre.

The 60 litre needs some serious "redoing" and I need some help. As of tonight the tank will have no fish in it as they are moving to the 105 ltr.

1. What fish would be suitable for the 60 ltr? I don't really want another community tank as the 105 ltr is already a community.

2. Do I rather use the 60ltr for community and change the 105?

3. Besides using the normal boring "stones" as substrate, what else can I use that will look better?

thanks!
Look through this link if you want to get some ideas:


YouTube - Planted Tanks - International Aquascaping Contest

Hope it helps....
 

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Thanks guys, much appreciated. I wll have a look on the website you recommended Sean. I've decided to make the 60ltr my community and change the 105ltr to something
 

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