Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
29G PPS High Techish
Ok so just finished putting up my tank. This is my first all out attempt at a planted tank. I have done a little in the past and pulled some things from some of my old but I am looking for experienced people to say yea or neigh on anything that needs it.
Ok so hardware first:
Filter: Fluval 206
Media: 4 Pre-Sponges
Black Bio-Sponge(Bottom Tray)
Polish Pad and Ceramic Rings(Half of rings are from a long running tank other have come with new filter so double the original amount, Middle Tray)
Polish Pad and Carbon (Top Tray, Carbon will soon be replaced but not sure with what maybe more ceramic suggestions welcome???)
So basically the default media but added some aged ceramic and an extra polish pad.
Substrate: 50/50 mix of aged Florite and aged finer particle natural gravel.
Light Fixture: Glo 2x24watt T5HO
Blubs: 1x Fluval Power Spectrum 18000K
1x ATI Aquablue Special (Friend suggested bulbs it is very white but I sort of like it)
I plan on 10 hour light cycle. Is that too much?
Tank: 29G Aqueon with Aqueon Versa Top
CO2: Tomorrow I will finish my Yeast Reactors. I will post the reactors when I'm done with them. I also have a Fluval bubble counter and a check valve.
I'll be shooting for 1 bubble a second. I know with DIY reactor its not an exact science but I think thats right?
Heater: Fluval 100W Heater
Next Up Planned Upkeep.
Daily: Top off evap.
Dose 3ml PPS Macro and 3ml PPS Micro (The dosing will start once I recieve my ferts on order now).
Wednesday: 5 gallon water change.
Rinse or Replace Prefilter Foam.
Shake Yeast Reactors.
Saturday: 5 gallon water change.
Rinse or Replace Polishing pads.
Exchange 1 yeast reactor (plan on running 2 reactors but running them so they are staggered by a week. So 1 week on first then start second. 1 week on second change out first ect ect.).
Inverts: 3-5 Nerite Snails (I hear they are plants safe and I have always enjoyed them in my other tanks)
Countless MTS (They are nice for stirring the gravel but can take over)
5-8 Assasin Snails. (They seem to leave Nerite alone and try to keep MTS in check)
Fish: 3-5 Oto
Pair German Blue Ram (They are from another tank they are defintly male/female and always hung together too young so no spawn yet)
??? Cardinal Tetra (Suggestion on school size would be nice)
3-5 Kuhli Loach (I think they will be fun to watch)
Plants: As I said I'm new so I may miss some or screw some names up
Tiger Lily (just a blub right now)
Dwarf Chain Sword
Sunset Hygro (I've had it for a long time don't sell buy or trade it but its around the house and I like it)
Giant Hair Grass
Normal Baby Tears
And a few plants I can't think of name right now
Pictures to follow tomorrow. Any suggestions before then would be great. Thanks