Thoughts On My 60g?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Aquarium Builds' started by SLeroux, May 28, 2018.

  1. SLeroux

    SLeroux Valued Member Member

    Would love your thoughts on my main tank. Still battling some algae but have the layout how I think I like it.

    There is rotala growing in along the back which I think will fill out nicely. Still quite new but thought I'd share! IMG_20180528_175753.jpg
     
  2. d

    danhutchins Valued Member Member

    That's going to look great when everything grows out.
     
  3. emmysjj

    emmysjj Well Known Member Member

    That tank looks great! I’m jealous :shifty:
     




  4. TexasDomer

    TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

    Looks nice!
     
  5. psalm18.2

    psalm18.2 Fishlore Legend Member

    Nice start.
     
  6. jmaldo

    jmaldo Well Known Member Member

    :emoji_thumbsup:Looking Good.
     
  7. phantom

    phantom Valued Member Member

    what fish :)
     
  8. OP
    OP
    SLeroux

    SLeroux Valued Member Member

  9. Dawn Michele

    Dawn Michele Well Known Member Member

    Your tank looks great!!!
     
  10. TexasDomer

    TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

    There's a stocking issue if you'd like to discuss it :)
     
  11. OP
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    SLeroux

    SLeroux Valued Member Member

    Yes please! What's the issue?
     
  12. TexasDomer

    TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

    The pearl gourami need warmer water than the peppered cories. 74 F is a good temp for your tank for the other fish though. What about a paradise gourami instead?
     
  13. OP
    OP
    SLeroux

    SLeroux Valued Member Member

    Ah thank you for letting me know! I had others suggest the pearl on here but I can definitely look into the paradise.

    Not to change the subject but I posted another thread on here today about temp. I usually kept my tank at 76 (will lower that though) but with the hot weather it's sitting at 80 with the heater turned off and lid open for evaporation. Any thoughts?
     
  14. biotopebuff

    biotopebuff Valued Member Member

    Do you have an adjustable heater? I have one, and I love it. They are very useful. This could help out. Also, the tank looks beautiful! I'm jealous.
     
  15. TexasDomer

    TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

    Adjustable heaters won't make the tank cooler.

    If the tank stays pretty warm for most of the year, then I might look into warmer water fish. If it's just for a few months during the summer, the seasonal fluctuation isn't the worst thing as long as the other 9 months of the year the temp is where it's supposed to be.
     
  16. OP
    OP
    SLeroux

    SLeroux Valued Member Member

    I live in Canada so we don't get a ton of months that are warm! I'll keep an eye on it and leave the heater off for the time being.
     
  17. Ulu

    Ulu Well Known Member Member

    If you reduce the water level so that the spray bars squirt streams of water into the air which then fall into the tank, that will cool the Water by evaporation and reduce the temperature of your tank a bit.

    There are other options but they can get expensive.
     
  18. OP
    OP
    SLeroux

    SLeroux Valued Member Member

    Apologies for the re-reply. I was doing some research on the paradise Gourami and saw they can be quite agressive. Is this only to other gouramis? I am nervous to keep one with my tetras especially they are quite skiddish. Also the amano shrimp I am purchasing. Let me know!
     
  19. TexasDomer

    TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

    Paradise gourami are aggressive to other gouramis and similarly shaped fish, but peaceful tetra shouldn't be an issue.
     
  20. OP
    OP
    SLeroux

    SLeroux Valued Member Member

    Thank you! Thought it worth the double check
     




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