Hi guys, recently joined this forum and decided to post my tank here and keep it as a journal for myself to see changes in it over time and get some tips and advice on it.
To start off I made a huge mistake... will get to it later.
Bit of back story. Had a 10 gallon a few years back for atleast 3 years mainly kept bettas, shrimp and tetras, but was moving so had shut it down didn't have a anything for 2 years or so.
This year restarted my 10G went with a few shrimps (cherries and amano). Decided to upgrade, due to space limitations in my room I was only able to get a 29 G.
Did a fishless cycle with fish food and used some filter media from the old tank. Used Fluorite Black, and sand from my old tank as substrate since I wanted to go heavily planted this time, once cycled added the shrimps there is a nerite snail too but rarely see him(last saw him 3 days ago).
Now for the stocking decided to go with mainly two schools of tetras, and few oddballs or center pieces, such as rams or gouramis...
2 days back went to pick up some neon tetras since they were on sale at my LFS decided to get 9 , was looking around when I saw the mistake "a DISCUS" :/ . Was looking at it the store guy came up and asked If I wanted anything in particular, asked him about the discus. Now I usually do my research but this guy was so damn shy an in the back alone compared to the others who were up front when I came up to it, and they looked so beautiful. So told him what I had he said it would do fine in a 29 for a some time but might need to be moved to a bigger tank later..... so I decided to get him
SO here are my tank details.
-10 Neon Tetras
-1 Discus around 2"
-2 Amanos Shrimp
micro sword narrow leaf
Some pant I got on sale for $2 ( I think its Cabomba)
- Lights Stock Marineland hood leds(I know they're too less for my plants, just waiting for my leds to come in this week, so I can set it up gonna be 40W around 900 lumens)
- Penguin BioWheel 200
- Marineland C-220 Canister
- 200w heater which never turns on cause my room is always too hot(tank temp is already at 82f during day and 78 around night)
SO do you guys will be okay in there for the time being, he's been sticking to the right back corner of the tank since I put him in. Fed yesterday he would just stay there he did peck at some flakes after they fell on the substrate. Today he was a bit more active, stayed in the back but was exploring the left more also chased a tetra going after some food which was in his 'teritory'.
Don't have any pics right now since my phone camera sucks, but will get them asap for now enjoy this video (sorry about the crappy quality.)
Also my tank doesn't look amazing as most of the tanks here but its my first time trying planted so any tips would be nice and I did put some root tabs near the val and swords, is that helpful.