Post by littlegoldsnail on Mar 21, 2020 3:20:10 GMT
Super awesome news guys! I got a 40 gal! I just set it up yesterday. So far it’s all filled up. I put substrate, driftwood and plants in (a large crypt and some java moss) and got a background up. It’s still all cloudy from the sand and being newly setup. I’m waiting on filters for it(I order some filters for it but they won’t be here till Tuesday probably). I’m super super excited. What should I stock it with? I know I’m gonna put my baby Sulawesi rabbit snail in it (after the tank cycled). Some red ramshorns made their way in on the plants. What do you all think? I’m thinking about a couple orandas or ranchus, but I’m afraid they might pic on the rabbit since he’s just a juvenile. Fancy goldfish wouldn’t intentionally pic on him, but they are pretty clumsy with what they put in their mouths and they have poor eyesight
Btw, I temporarily stuck a diy filter in there (I’ll take it out once I get the other filters in the mail), I just wanted something to help clear up the cloudiness.
Here are some pics of my progress in setting it up.
Post by littlegoldsnail on Mar 25, 2020 20:36:19 GMT
I put my AQ 50 on the tank and it looks really nice now. I’m planning on throwing a large sponge filter in also.
What do you all think I should put in it? I’m thinking about a rubber lip pleco, 2 oranda goldfish, the sulawesi rabbit snail (I won’t add the goldfish in till he grows out a little cause I don’t want him getting picked on) and the mystery snails. I’m unsure about both the rubberlip and the Oranda goldfish. I’m also considering a tropical community tank. The temperature for this tank is gonna be 76° or so, which means I could go either way. I’m pretty sure I wan’t a pleco, but I’m not sure if it will get along with the goldfish. I’m like 90% sure rubber lips are fine, but both bristlenose plecos, common plecos and many other fish in the pleco family have been know to be aggressive towards goldfish.
Post by littlegoldsnail on Apr 8, 2020 0:48:40 GMT
Here they are! They are sooo cuutte!! I got 1 red and white ranchu and 1 red and black oranda. The oranda is very social and swims right up to me, but the ranchu is still very shy. I’ll see if he warms up in a few days. I just got them today.
I like the design of this. Nice negative space with the sand, and natural looking rock/plant zone. I recently found out about cappuccino snails. That might be a nice addition. I will probably get one myself some day.
Post by littlegoldsnail on Apr 8, 2020 15:42:07 GMT
I will warn you though, those guys actually get pretty big, so a 20 gallon would be the minimum tank size, but most people say you should have at least a 29 gallon for adults (just thought I’d let ya know, I run into a lot of people who don’t really look into that stuff before they buy something aquatic).
I will have to think about it years from now. Currently I'm most interested in Lymnaea stagnalis and pretty much have zero room for any more snails. About eight 10g terrariums, a 75g, three 20g's, a couple of medium sized exoterra, two 50g's, and about a 20 gallon tall, along with my 10g of freshwater....on top of my bonsai...on top of my carnivorous plant collection lol. I've also started to grow various strawberry varieties and like to take care of 13 horses so I've "bitten off" quite a lot recently haha. I'm essentially at my limit. Those cappuccinos would either have to go in my 10g or nothing. Along with their space requirements I don't want them interfearing with any potential breeding Lymnaea I may decide to keep either.