Alright, I have many many questions. I recently brought my fish tank home since college is over for the semester. I am now going to move my fish and plants over to a bigger 29 gallon for the summer, and then a 40 Breeder next fall. Since I am going to be using the 29 as a growout, what type of fish can I keep in it, I NEED STOCKING SUGGESTIONS!
1. I just brought back some driftwood and rocks from Wisconsin. The driftwood I plan on boiling a few times to kill off all the nasty stuff, but how should I treat the rocks? Bleach? Boil them (wont they possibly explode?) These rocks came from directly on the shoreline, so there is definitely some nasty stuff still living on them.
2. I am moving over my cycled dirt and sand from my established 15 gallon to the 29 gallon. How should I go about doing this? Should I put down a small layer of topsoil, then the established dirt/sand mixture, and then cap it off?
I plan on capping it off with some sort of black gravel. Im not sure which type since I have not been to the landscaping yard yet, but is there anything I should look out for?
If anyone has suggestions for moving dirt from one tank to another without making a huge mess, that would be greatly appreciated.
And, as stated earlier, I need stocking suggestions. This is a 29 gallon tank that will be used as a grow out tank and the inhabitants will eventually be moved into a 40 gallon breeder at the end of summer.