Hi there gurus
I've been "fishing" in an aquarium for quite some time, but at a low tech level (not to many books read, not to many interest into the mathematics or chemistry behind it, equipment or fish :P).
In these past 2 years I've started to grow this interest/hobby and I've reached a level where I'm trying to experiment a bit
What I have in mind is to transform the 90L aquarium with 2 species of plants and 5 species of fish in a small aquarium for the Anguilla Anguilla that I have at the moment, and the other 4 species in one 150L aquarium.
I've decided to build, first, the small aquarium for the Anguilla. In the same time I've decided to experiment with the Walstad method. And here the problems started. First of all, I didn't find much about the Anguilla Anguilla that I have (not in general about the dozens of species) so that I can have some data about the environment (temperature, pH, food) for her (I've caught her eating 1 guppy and 1 neon, but it was my bad because they where really small
, she didn't touch any of the Xipho, Neon, Scalars, Ancistrus that i have).
So my number 1 priority would be this: know some more about it
before I can build something for "her".
Maybe you guys can give me a hand here
My second point of interest would be it's environment. How big the aquarium, lights, plants, soil, etc. She's about 20cm long at the moment but at the same time I don't want to have a 1m aquarium just for her :P
For the soil issue
, the only thing I could find around was the JBL AquaBasis Plus and JBL Manado (for soil and cap). Is it good? I've read some posts here, with some successes and some failures, and it's understandable but for me, being in a starting "position" ... can I use these ?
I have some gravel that I can use to top the soil but I don't know if it's big enough or small enough (the pebble size). Here is a "sample" :P
For the plants issue
, for starters, I've found some Microsorum (some from the Java fern family), Rotala family, Cryptocoryne family, and Anubias family. I could probably find some other species but they probably had low stock or something at the moment I did the pet shop's inventory
. Can I use these ?
This would be it ... for starters ...
I'm not planning to use any fertilizers or CO2 or anything else that natural environment (ok, I will have some lighting, water pomp or something like that).
I'm expecting anxiously your answers ...
Thank you in advance,