30 g tank in the works!
i've had a 2.5, a 5 and a 10g, so this is a big undertaking for me. i'm thinking about giving diy co2 a shot. this will be a south american biotope tank.
i'm going to be using ada aquasoil amazonia, powder type. i found a light at big al's online. i also found a magnum HOT canister filter that seems right for the space i'm using. (small apartment, so space will be limited.)
my stocking plans are 2 juvenile koi angelfish, 6 cory cats (i am unsure whether i want to get pandas, which are my favorite, or one of the pygmy cories, please help me weigh my options there. i want them to have more than enough room.) i will also be looking into one queen arabesque pleco, a few ottos and some amano shrimp. i was trying to find online if the amanos would be compatible with the angelfish and the pleco, but was unable to find much. if anyone with experience in that matter could chime in, that would be great.
i would love some suggestions for plants that are lovely, biotope friendly, and easy to maintain. i was looking into aquariumplants.com's south american biotope package, but if anyone has a better idea, i'm completely up for a new plan. all i know that's set in stone is that i want some vals in there. i've not had great luck with them in the past, but i also wasn't utilizing co2. so.
i will have some small slate caves for the pleco, i'll be getting some mopani wood from a seller on ebay and i plan on using some stones from the ada site that i liked.
i really want this tank to be beautiful and peaceful. and i'd like your collective help in that.
thanks so much!