Ok, dredging up this old thread. After taking a long hiatus with big aquariums (4 years +), my son's little 12 gallon became a fish-breeding heaven for Angelfish. It has "forced" me to set up a new one. Go figure. I could never get to baby stage with my big aquariums, though they were probably too crowded. I had to rescue the babies since the parents were eying them up for dinner since there were two younger generations in there.
Anyhow, I grabbed my BIL's old 40-Hex setup and gave it some upgrades. First I purchased a Fluval canister filter (great!), a "stealth" heater, and some high-intensity lights and light timer. Planning on lunar lighting for fun, just waiting for LEDs right now.
Then some new gravel, plants, small loach, and a fake log. I had to move the babies faster than expected since I watched a parent "chew" one up in front of my eyes. Anyhow the move was successful since I waited a week for the aquarium to settle. Now I have around 15 1/4 to 1/2 inch babies schooling around in the big aquarium. I will be happy to see 4 or so make it top full size. I have only lost one in two days. Considering their size, I am surprised how tough they are!
Anyhow, on with the pictures!http://picasaweb.google.com/wymanfamily3/NewAquarium?feat=directlink