Hello guys, obviously I am new here. I have had my tank for about 9 months now, given to me by a friend who moved to CO. It was an absolute pig sty when i got it. He had it overstocked and never cleaned. I'm not sure he ever did a water change over the year plus he had it. Algae ruled my tank for its entire life at my place.
It finally came to a head and I got fed up, I had to wipe it and start over. I killed the light for two weeks and ripped out everything except my two cichlids, a convict and a flowerhorn. Both adolescents, maybe 2-3 inches. I did water changes every day for those two weeks, changed all the filter stuff. I was finally comfortable enough to replant and rescape and start over.
I know my fish arent necessarily compatible with one another or with much else, especially given the size of the tank. But I would like any advice on what I could potentially put in the tank while the cichlids grow out.
My tank specs are as follows:
55g, 4ft long-20in tall-12in deep
marineland c-220 cannister filter
i do not know what kind of lighting i have, but its 2 florescents about 3-4in above the glass
4-5 red cabomba
4-5 anubias (???)
I am a noob at all this. So my reading from the water test may not be 100% accurate. Anyway, here are some pics to start the actual "JOURNAL" portion...haha. Enjoy.
hope the pics work