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Community Tank Theory

Thu, Jan 04, 2018   7:15 pm

Monthly Meeting

King of Kings Lutheran Church 2330 North Dale Street, Rosevilleview map

The basic task is deciding which species and how many of each.  Seems simple.  Yet, to do it well, it is much harder than it seems.

Consider the blank page and a need to add colors to create an attractive painting.  Which colors to you use? How much of each color?  Where do each go?  Any preschooler can throw colors on a page, but we all recognize that it takes skill to do it well.

When it comes to the community tank, anyone can add fish and call it a community tank. But to do it well… That takes thought, and skill, and… Well, what all does it take to make an attractive and well-thought-out community tank?

  • What makes a collection of fish a well-balance community?
  • What are the qualities that make a community interesting to watch and to keep watching?
  • How do we balance the desired selection of fish with the tank dimensions and aquascaping we have available?
  • Give the "blank page" of a tank and available fish, how do we even start?
This presentation addresses these and related questions.