Today I start my 60 gallon tank journal. Yesterday I rehomed all of the cichlids except for the redhump geophagus, with plans to convert the tank into a community of semi-aggressive fish. The current stocking is:
x1 red rainbowfish
x1 yellow rainbowfish
x1 boesemani rainbowfish
x1 redhump geophagus
I plan to get one more of each type of rainbowfish in there and maybe some more cichlids. I've been considering some peaceful cichlids such as thoricthys ellioti. The geophagus "Doug" is completely peaceful and is quite confused over all of this. He's fully grown at eight inches.
Other plans include maybe getting more sand in the future so the plastic plants can be fully buried. I want to get some easy rhizome plants for the wood and rocks but I'm not sure if my parents will allow me; they have a strange aversion to live plants...
This stocking is somewhat inspired by a community tank owned by a worker at my LFS. His tank is also four feet long but holds many cichlids and community fish that all coexist in harmony. We both run several times more filtration than is necessary for this sized tank.
Stay tuned for more!