3FT Low maintenance, low light, co2 tank
Just finished setting up the tank earlier this week.
Thank you guys for helping me to start this journal. I greatly appreciate it!
For this tank, I intend to keep Cardinal Tetra in this tank so I scape the tank with only drift woods, making sure there were lots of cover for the timid fishes.
As this is a low maintenance tank, I chose java ferns, narrow java and trident ferns. So no stem plants, no foreground plants that require frequent trimming.
Tank specs: ADA 90-P, 90cm x 45cm x 45cm, 185L approx; 49Gallon
Substrate : GEX Best Bio Soil 6 litres
Filtration : Eheim 2215/ 350
Plants : Java, Narrow, Trident ferns and Anubias Nana Petite
Lighting : Finnex Stingray 20w (40) 7000k + (8) Actinic Blue LEDs + (8) 660nm Red LEDs
co2 system: Aluminium 2L Ista cylinder with ANS co2 regulator with solenoid
Photo period : 6 hours
Some pics to share.
The lights from Finnex is very nice. The transformer runs very hot but the LED is warm to touch, still much cooler than your PL light. The purplish cast on the nana petite looks good.
The initial plan was to use ADA Aquasoil, but seeing that it leeches ammonia frequently, I decided to go for an inert sand. GEX Best Bio Sand is a type of volcanic ash. Best of all, you don't need to wash it and it's grandular. The black color soil was very nice too. Many thanks to Paul from Rein biotech (in Singapore) for recommending Frosty Haven (online shop) so I can get free shipping and delivery. Thumbs up.
I am using the Do!Aqua Inflow (VV-2 13mm) from ADA, hope the large oval shaped inlet should help with better flow.
That's all my sharing for now. Thank you.