This is my first attempt at a freshwater planted tank. I have generally kept reef tanks (hence the drilled corner on this tank). It's about a week old now.
It's a 55 Gallon, 36" wide x 20" tall x 19" deep (front to back). I'm currently using the drilled corner as a filter. The pump intake is attached to the drain line and cycled back into the tank. This will most likely change. It takes too long to clean the filters and the water level drops quickly.
The lighting consists of 4 30W fluerosent bulbs.
2 - Philips Daylight Deluxe 1950 lumens; CRI;79, Temp. 6500K.
1 - GE daylight 1900 lumens; CRI 75; temp 6500k.
1 - GE Cool white 2200 lumens; CRI 60; Temp. 4100k
The substrate is a mix of 50% 2-3mm gravel from a well established planted tank and 50% Fluorite (pre-rinsed my rear lol, this stuff is 10% mud!)
The water is 80% R/O and 20% tap. My tap here is off the chart for hardness and a PH of about 8.6 from a large city water supply so who knows what else is in it.
Currently PH is 6.6, ammonia 0, nitrites 0, nitrates about 3ppm at best. Temp is at 78F.
I am still juggling the DYI CO2 delivery. This also appears to be a future purchase. Balancing the CO2 input is harder than I anticipated and would hate to forget I opened it W/O to find dead fish in the morning.
Plants consist of...
Dwarf Hair Grass (Eleocharis parvula)
Telanthera Cardinalis (Alternanthera reineckii ‘cardinalis’)
Green Cryptocoryne (Cryptocoryne wendtii ‘green’)
Water Wisteria ( Hygrophilia difformis)
Crested Java Fern ( Microsorium pteropus “windelov”)
Compacta (Hygrophilia Corymbosa Stricta)
Java Fern “narrow leaf” (Microsorium Pteropus)
Aqua Fern (Trichomanes Javanicum)
Assorted Anubias (Anubias SP.)
Amazon Sword (Echinodorus Amazonicus)
I went a little crazy buying plants that day. I will end up moving and replacing in the future. But it still looks okay for now and the rescaping never ends anyway.
So I have a few neons and what was labeled as a red finned tetra, images below. I can't seem to find them on the web anywhere that match these. Any ideas?