I currently have these tanks and fish (all males, with dividers, of course):
20 gallon - 4 fish
6.6 gallon - 2 fish
2.5 gallon - 1 fish
For various reasons (tail biting, water conditions, etc.) I am finding it very inconvenient to have a non-portable 20 gallon, and to some extent, the 6.6 gallon. The fish in my 2.5 gallon with a Penn-Plax small world filter is doing GREAT and the filter is working the best of any of them.
To make moving around things in my house easier, and to treat various issues with the fish better, I am considering down-sizing. I am looking into getting 5 or 6 of these tanks and filters:
2.5 gallon tank: http://www.bigalsonline.com/BigAlsUS...worldhabitat25
I would use a combination of the air pumps I already and gang valves to run the filters. I would also cycle the tanks. I would put desk lamp/floor lamp next to where the tanks would be.
Here are the pro's and con's I have come up with.
Pro's: More portable, easier to treat fish if needed, can cut off a fish's view if they are flaring too much/getting stressed out, more water changes, but easier to do
Con's: not as eye-pleasing, need to buy more heaters, more water changes
Does anyone else have any pro's or con's you can think of? Or anything I haven't thought about? I think I would go bare-bottom because it would make cleaning them much easier. Or marbles at the most.
Any ideas/suggetions/thoughts would be very appreciated!!
And if I decide to do this - anyone interested in a 20 gallon tank and filter??? :)