30 gallon hexagon planted tank - The Planted Tank Forum

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-22-2011, 12:13 AM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
rainbuilder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 804
30 gallon hexagon planted tank

Hello! This is my first post, so I'm still trying to get the hang of things. I would like to make a Low Tech planted tank out of a 30 gallon hexagon tank. I would like to stick to the Amazon/South American biotype, and I would like to know what kind of plants and fish I could get that fit this description. I already have a large-ish amazon sword, and some smaller ones (I have no idea what they are) two small angelfish, and some guppies. I already have some nice sand as the substrate, but would like to add some pebbles and large river rocks. Does anyone have any ideas of what kind of fish, plants, substrate, etc. that I could get for this tank? Or maybe how I could arrange things?
rainbuilder is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-22-2011, 09:31 AM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
tonytrout2001@hotmail.com's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Cosby, Tn.
Posts: 804
Send a message via MSN to tonytrout2001@hotmail.com Send a message via Yahoo to tonytrout2001@hotmail.com
Hi rain, welcome to TPT. Just wanted to recommend putting some pictures up in order to get better helped. It's kinda hard to give suggestions on a tank when you can't see it. It does sound like you got a good start though, good luck.

The Fraternity of Dirt #15
Just because its dirt doesn't make it low tech.
Updated 9-7 Check me out. 10g Rimless. My 105g Journal. 105g YTubeAction ETnAC President.
tonytrout2001@hotmail.com is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-22-2011, 02:30 PM
Wannabe Guru
 
JasonG75's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Memphis, TN
Posts: 1,498
What you can do is IF you want a SA/Amazon Bio what you want to do is select plants from that region...this site will help that
http://www.plantgeek.net/

Now in this region there's ton of sunken roots and trees SO your water will be Tannis looking (tea like) Select fish from this region as well. These are some of the best looking Biotopes I have seen.

The Fraternity of Dirt #26
Just because its dirt doesn't make it low Tech
75 Dirted
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/ta...d-upgrade.html
JasonG75 is offline  
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-23-2011, 12:16 AM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
rainbuilder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 804
Thanks for the replies. That website has some good plants, but not really what I was looking for. Does anyone know what kind of specific plants that are easy to moderate to grow and come from South America? I was thinking of using some peat mixed with sand underneath a layer of fine brown gravel, like brown flourite, and then putting varying sizes of river rocks on top. Does that sound like it would work? Also, I was thinking of getting flourite gravel, but I heard that it was messy, so would anyone recommend it? Why? Or should I go with some regular old fine gravel?
rainbuilder is offline  
Reply

Tags
gallon, hexagon, setup, thirty

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome