This is what my tank used to look like, I had playsand as a substrate with various cichlids and barely any plants
, Got tired so I did some research and decided that it was time for an overhall.
Attached is a before pic, then after and a few fish shots
Stocking list -
11 red eye tetras ( going to get rid of, they bite my hygro )
11 rummynose tetras
5 bosemani rainbows
2 long fin angelfish
11 various danios ( going to get rid of )
10 or so Peppered corydoras
5 khuli loaches
1 albino ancistrus
1 rainbow shark
7 Hillstream loaches
I think thats it
Can you guys please also help me identify a few plants that are attached
Tank is going to be low-medium tech.
I am pretty new to planted tanks, so dont be too judgemental on my "scape" and Im in South Africa so its kinda hard to find things here.
New specs -
Tank dimensions -
59 " x 21 " x 21 " ( tank was custom made )
2 x T8 21w LED's ( T8 only referring to diamter, not normal flourescents etc. Dont know what equivalent they are to T5s )
1st layer; Vermiculite, dolomite, potassium chloride( sprinkled like in MTS ), 2nd layer - Partly mineralized garden soil, 3rd layer - Pool filter sand ( cap )
- Sump, Lava rocks, purigen, bio balls etc. ( 2500 lph pump )
None yet, Might go DIY.
High fish bioload
Oh and please excuse the blue silicon, had some bad ich experiences, any ideas how to change it back to normal?
Please be gentle on me!
just a 15 year old you know
Oh and any advice comments Welcome! really want this to be a good thread
Oh and I set up the tank about a week ago, just adjusted things a bit now thats why the water is cloudy, will post all the fish and plant pics tomorrow, School tomorrow
Oh and heres a list of what I think the plant list might be ( correct me, excuse sp aswell )
Amazon Sword ( dont know type )
Amazon Sword ( dont know type either, but its different )
Java Fern Windelov
Java Fern ( different leaf shape, not sure of name )
Cryptocoryne ( dont know species Sorry! Will correct soon )
Hygrophyla Polysperma ( possibly )