fish & how far down do they swim?
Posted 05 March 2012 - 01:09 AM
But I was just wondering how far down neon tetras / tetras in general will swim. I was just wondering as in my dream fish tank - and I really do mean dream as I probably will never have enough money for it - I would want an aquarium from floor to ceiling and about 6 or 8 feet from where the wall would be.... so if I was to put say.. neon tetras in which in my 24inch deep tank (from substrate to surface) they go all the way to the bottom... would they go down 8 feet? 10 feet? (ya know the height of ceiling ish for this dream aquarium).
Any information on how far down certain species of fish go would be helpful too. Thanks in advance!
Posted 05 March 2012 - 09:02 AM
Posted 08 March 2012 - 05:17 AM
My main question would be how in the heck would you go about cleaning such a tank? I have enough trouble with the 30" one, because I can't reach the bottom. I have to use a reacher/grabber thing to move anything on the bottom, to plant anything, etc. And, it's on a stand that makes the top above my head by a couple of inches, so I need a stepladder to do anything more than feed, and when I clean I have to set my bucket on a stool. I was just thinking about trying to find a lower stand for it so I could reach in from the top without having to climb a ladder! Dragging 5g buckets of water up and down a ladder and on/off a stool is a real pain - literally! My arms kill me for a couple of days after doing a water change!
Posted 09 March 2012 - 01:11 PM
i figure if lfs's can have gigantic aquariums, why not me? lol. im sure there's a way. maybe if its big enough i can go scuba diving in it and clean that way lol. i just go certified to scuba dive so thatd be aawessome. obviously this is just a "i wish i could do this" but i just wanted to know the logistics / if it could ever be possible. i'd probably need some kind of shelving system so that the fish don't have to feel like they need to go to the bottom for cover.
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