I upgraded my sorority to my 48g and re-homed my cichlids. I really enjoyed my cichlids but they needed more room plus the varied diet I gave them was getting a little expensive when added with the fresh foods I need to provide for Rosie. They all went to large well cared for aquariums.
So on to the sorority.
I was going to make it a soil based NPT but decided I don't have nearly enough live plants so instead I decided to try pond potting media. I'm not sure how much it will effect the plants, but it will be interesting. I plan to continue using root tabs. For some reason my tiger lotus fell apart when I very carefully uprooted it. I have been finding lots of little tiger lotus's floating around but I didn't expect it to have separated into like 5 plants. Weird. I really hope the lotus grows well, it's all so scrawny right now because I planted them on each side of the aquarium. I also might get a few more plants, such as a java fern and some low light plants.
My Blue gourami who I've had for a little over a year is now highly aggressive in this new aquarium, he was attacking everyone and I had to move him into a large heated bin. I'm not sure if I will be able to keep him because of the aggression.If you're in the bay area and would like to adopt him PM me.
So currently in the aquarium I have my female bettas, a young guppy or molly in the breeder in the back, 4 ghost shrimp, albino bristle nose, 6 red eye tetra. A week before the move my African butterfly went MIA, I have no idea where he went! I looked all around the aquarium downstairs and I can't seem to find him anywhere and he shouldn't of even been able to get out. I though about getting another but the 48 has some open back sections I want to close first.
I wanted a group of schooling fish for this aquarium. I went by Dolphin Pet Village in Campbell and really liked the red eye tetras and black neon tetras. Unfortunately the black neons had been new and two showed some minor ick that I didn't want to introduce to my tank, so I went with the red eye tetra. The red eye tetra get a about a inch larger then the black neons and can grow to 3". They are also hardy and when they receive good care have been known to live close to 10 years old. They can also be a little nippy, but tend to nip each other more then other fish.
I got 6