Thanks for the help everyone, if 16 inches is fine that's awesome.
Any ideas on filtration? Its a 40g .
Lets say I put 2 10 gallon sponge filters on the sides and a 20 g hob filter in the center would that turn the water enough? too much?
I would recommend a canister filter as they do not have a particularly strong current but are very efficient at filtering the tank. However, they are quite expensive so a 20g HOB and two sponge filters should be good.
I wanted to set up a nice current in the middle naturally splitting the tank.
Interesting idea! I would think that would be plenty of filtration, especially if you shoved some additional sponges down into the HOB filter in place of cartridges (sponges can carry more BB's than the cartridges), so you're good there. :)
Lots of plants lol.
Hopefully a small sorority, Maybe some shrimp, platys, and corys.
I have this banana jungle idea in my head. If I can learn how to propogate banana plants it would save me a lot of money. Cause I was thinking of a pseudo banana carpet with tall plants sticking out every now and then like wisterias. I'll let the bananas hit the surface instead of floating plants let them lily. I'll get this kind of viny rainforest kind of look.
Prob around 6 yellow cherry shrimp, a sorority (or a big pretty male lol), if I go with a sorority a mystery filler fish to complement them, or dwarf platys if I find a male. A possibility for orange bee shrimp maybe...
It would be nice if mollys could live with male betta they could look nice with the group.