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05-29-2012, 05:42 AM #1
Help with setting up Shell Dweller tank
I am preparing to buy a 50 lb. bag of pool filter sand and was wanting to get some black sand to mix with it from Petco/Petsmart, this will be for a 55 gallon tank. Was wanting to know if 1 5 lb. bag would be enough black sand to make a difference or should I get 2 5 lb. bags? Also I want to possibly put mopani driftwood into the tank, would this be O.K. or would this not be such a good idea? Last of all what type of filtration do I need to use, I have alot of sponge filters and I have an AC 110 and AC 70 for filtration, I know the sponge filters would be good to keep from sucking up babies, should I put a sponge filter over each filter intake or should I use sponge filters and if so how many for the 55 gal.1--29 gallon tank: 1 small angelfish, pygmy cory, and 4 baby albino bristlenose.
2--55 gallon tank: 1 adult angelfish, 7 black skirt tetras, 5 yo yo loaches, 1 synodontis catfish and 1 spotted raphael.
3--3 gallon tank with female betta.