I finally found someone getting out of the hobby and purchased a used 110 gallon tank (72Ã¢â‚¬Â
Crushed Coral has worked well for me, it is a great buffer as well.des said:I've now cleaned out the entire tank. I could really use some suggestions on substrate as this is my next to do. The last owner was using builders sand (dark tan colour) but I've removed it. Your experience would be appreciated.
Along with the tank came with two emperor 400 filters. I have the bio-wheels submersed in fish water. Will this be enough to keep the bacteria alive? I think as long as the wheels don't dry out I'll be okay?Raschael said:We have a "salt and pepper" look in our Gibb tank. We liked the color it brought out in the big guys. By the looks of the size of your fish, they will be fine in the 110 for a long time. :thumb: Not sure about what variant, they are still pretty small. You are keeping your bio-media going while cleaning the tank, right?
Unless im not understanding, it took your fronts 3 years to grow from 2 inches to 4 inches, isnt that extremely slow :-?allierw said:Once they hit about 3-4", it should be pretty obvious who the males are. They will be the largest and have the largest nuchal humps. It took my Burundi Fronts about 3 years to reach that size (I got them at about 2"). About the time they start showing these signs, it is probably about the time it will start to matter, because the alpha will start to fight with the other males and harass the females for breeding. I had 8 juvies and had to pare it down to 2M/4F (2 extra males). With 16 you may start to see some aggression a little bit sooner. If you do try to vent, I think it goes without saying that the larger and more sexually mature they are, the easier it will be.