So after keeping many different aquariums from freshwater to reef for years I have been out of the hobby for nearly four years while I was at college. But now im beginning grad school (UNCW for marine biology
), have my own apartment, and it's time to get back to what I love. I just wanted to share my 20 gallon long build as it progresses. Here is what I am thinking:
20 gallon long
2 24 inch HOT5 bulbs suspended above the tank
Sun Sun 303 canister filter
Pressurized CO2 system with 10 lb tank
Eco complete substrate
Stocking idea: (too much?)
6-10 neons or other small tetra
2 Bolivian or German Rams
Because I didnt want to have to get a saw once I moved I decided to try to design and make all the required cuts for the DIY stand and then assemble it once there. It came out really well!
I also attached a picture of the hardscape idea I have. Ive got two weeks of cycling to determine the final design and the plants that will go in it.
What does everyone think of what Ive got? Opinion on the stocking list? Other helpful tips/suggestions? Thanks everyone for looking!