Getting back in the hobby, looking for ideas
I got started with aquariums in about 8th grade, became completely obsessed for a few years but was pretty burnt out by the time I graduated. A year later and I'm itching to give it another go, but without the insane multiple tank syndrome which I think is what did me in the first time - too much too fast.
Anyway, I just picked up a 40 gallon breeder (Petco $1 per gallon sale going on now) and am envisioning a lower tech planted setup.
In the past I've kept larger central and south american cichlids, clown loaches, bichirs, and a planted community tank with tetras and such. For the new rig I think I want to go with a low maintenance biotope with an interesting centerpiece. I like eartheaters, but I think the tank is a bit small for a good sized group. Dwarf crenicichla have always interested me and I've never had the opportunity to keep them. I've also been admiring hillstream loaches.
Suggestions? I plan on keeping a log of the 3D background-making process and whatnot so I can start a journal once the tank gets up and running.
thanks in advance, I'm going to dig out my old issues of TFH
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