Going to be moving over everything from my 20g long and adding more fish.. Here is the current setup... Also will be switching over to an LED setup.. Think it will look really nice with the SA's and plants.
I'm not sure, i'm new to SA's i've been mostly mbuna but for the most part i know anything that is a calm, schooling fish works well with rams like some tetras species otherwise they get stressed out.. I asked in the SA forum whatelse i can put in there for some more color but those look real nice..
Well compatibility they say they are both semi-aggressive so since they stay the same size I bet it would be okay.
A nice primary blue or orange Apistogramma would be a great compliment to the reddish hues of the Rams and your tetras.
But what you're doing now is good, I have a bit of graphic design/studio art experience and color wise- red fish with your set up is perfect. Red and green are compliments on the color wheel and naturally create a pleasing palate.
Then all you need would be a fish that was either blue or orange (two colors that would both serve to complete the triad) to create a point of focus to build a truly interesting living work.
Okay, power glos, do you happen to know the temperature or do they only come in one color?
Why change to LEDs? I have seem them but they seem pretty expensive. I would never change the lights on my 75 but for my 40L or 55 that have mismatched bulbs from the previous owner, I might be interested.
I am changing to LEDs because I found a Double Bright on Craigslist (3 months old) for $60 bucks :thumb: Plus with an SA tank I think the shimmer effect is really nice.. For a Mbuna tank i would never do LED but on this setup with Plants I think it will look really good.
Hey Norm66, I'm in Vienna here, where do you get your cichlids? Pet supplies plus only has "assorted" tanks, belpre aquarium I've not had great experiences with, and that shop in Marietta is way more geared to pond fish and saltwater.
I want to get into it but I don't want to support the puppy millesque F49576 fish that chains have.