08-25-2004, 09:46 AM
Join Date: Mar 2004
I agree, get rid of the UGF. You also don't need to vacuum clean the gravel with a planted tank. Let the decayed plants, fish refuse, etc decay as a compost to refertilzie the plants.
I was overlooking you fish list. That tank is going to be overstocked once the fish all reach adulthood. 5 Angels in a 30g full grown would be pushing it IMHO. That clown loach will get huge too. Might have to do some downsizing in the future as those fish start to grow out and conditions become cramped.
As for filters, I would go with a cannister. As mentioned previously I think fluval's are pretty cruddy. I would go with a more upscale filter. I am personally a big fan of eheims (I own 3 of them), but they can be pricey. I have also heard great things about Rena Filstar XP's, but have never used one.