After much hunting around I finally managed to bag my upgrade at the weekend - a Fluval Osaka 320L. Based on previous discussions SEE HERE I'm going to progress my current 125L stock into a SA/CA cichlid focused 320L.
The current stock I have is in my profile, and I will probably gradually change this over time to something along these lines
2 Bolivian Rams
3 Rosy White Tip Tetra
5 albino bronze corys
- 1 Rotkeil Sev (or similar sized 'centerpiece' cichlid)
- 5 more Rosy White Tip Tetra - 8 total (if I can find some)
- 2 more bolivians (4 total)
- 3 more albino bronze corys (8 total)
ANY COMMENTS OR ALTERNATIVE SUGGESTIONS TO THE STOCK ARE MOST WELCOME!
I currently have quite a well planted tank, but I'm not going to provide C02 and the dosing of EasyCarbo would cost a small fortune on a 320L, so will probably scrap the plants. The main scape will consist of failr large pieces of twsited wood - maybe even try to immitate some tree roots and have some 'escaping' the waterline.
Will move substrate to sand
AGAIN - ANY COMMENTS & SUGGESTIONS ARE WELCOME!
Currently have a Fluval 305 & U3. Think this will be adequate to start with, but will look for an additional external to replace the U3.
The tank comes with a twin T5 54w rig - this is probably going to be quite bright for the scape, so I'd love to hear suggestions on dimming the intesity of the lighting. Maybe remove the reflectors?
Eventually this thread will turn into a journal - but the tank title of 'The Slow Burner' reflects how quickly I expect to get it up and running properly!
Edited by ZoddyZod, 21 August 2011 - 09:24 PM.