20g Long Planted
Hey guys/gals. I just recently started a low tech tank and am open for suggestions. I am currently in the middle if a fishless cycle. Ammonia 0's out within 12 hours, just waiting on nitrites to follow suit. Nitrites are off the chart for the time being, I think I will do some pwc's but will continue to dose ammonia at about 1PPM. I just started this tank on 10/19.
I was able to get this tank free from someone on craigslist. It's not the most perfect tank, but to me its more than enough. The person also gave me a couple hob filters, which I am using now as well. I was looking around for a stand and wasnt really impressed with whats out there. I was able to acquire some 2x4's for free and a huddy of mine helped me build a custom stand.
I'm using 40lbs of eco-complete for the substrate, using some different size rocks that I found. Finnex stingray for the lighting. Tetra whisper 10 and 20 for filtration, 100watt heater and a bubbler(for cycling). For now I have Staurgyne repens, Java fern and I think anubias? I don't use CO2 but I do dose with flourish daily. Anyway this is what I've got so far. Again I'm open to suggestions.
Bump: Waiting a couple weeks or so for the Staurogyne repens to grow so i can snip and replant them. I was so tempted to buy a couple packs of the S.repens but i ended up getting one pack from petsmart. The other two plants i got from my LFS.