thanks for the feedback everyone - i appreciate it. I will have a few more live plants in there and possibly a piece of driftwood..this tank has been slowly developing over the weeks. When i gathered the rocks i made sure i took them from the riffle areas in the river i fish at to make sure they were completely smooth and rounded with no sharp edges. My little guy's fins are already beat up so I didn't want to add any sharp or rough surfaces to the tank. I also wanted a smooth, hard surface so i wouldn't have to worry about a porous rock absorbing and possibly retaining bleach. Anyways, to disinfect the rocks i dunked them in a bleach/water solution for a few hrs and then rinsed them thoroughly after that. towel dried and then allowed to sit for 20-30 minutes. Then i dunked them again in regular water with dechlorinator for about 10 minutes before finally placing in tank. My fish seems fine so I must have done something right. Now i just got geta those fins all healed up.
Last edited by tp0214; 05-18-2013 at 08:05 AM.