Well my stocking isn't going as planned. I picked up four electric yellows and I am thinking at least three of them are males by the way they interact with each other. Either that or they might be hybrids, though they weren't in the "assorted cichlid" tank. I have three yellow tails...seem to be...
Well the cycle is complete! After way too many impatient water tests, and explaining the fishless cycle too many times when asked over and over " did you get fish yet?". My tank is processing 4ppm of ammonia in 24 hours. I picked up my first group of fish yesterday.
Well no luck in getting any gravel or used sponges from my lfs, we have to two big Pet stores near me and both say it is against store policy. So it looks like I will be staring at this empty tank for a few weeks...lol.
Thanks for the quick replies. My initial plan was going use black eco complete, but I have some left over Schist slabs and stepping stepping stones I will be cleaning and using. I think a lighter substrate will look better so I decided to go with pool filter sand.
This will be my first time using a sand substrate so I am curious how much of the egg crate will be exposed from the fish digging through the sand. And if there is a way to minimize the exposed egg crate. Thanks