I'm in the process of starting up a new 29 gallon tank after being out of fish keeping for four years. I'm planning on keeping Pseudomugil Gertrudae, carbon rili shrimp, and a clean up crew, as well as a single male betta, assuming he plays along with the rest.
Eheim Classic 2213
Hydor Inline Heater
Finnex Ray 2 LED light
The tank has 30 pounds of red flourite as substrate and several pieces of Ohko stone. I'm in the process of scaping the tank and would love some input on where to place my stones.
I spray painted the back of the tank matte black.
My biggest problem is finding how to place the largest piece of stone. It is absolutely gorgeous and has wonderful divots and pits throughout as well as a lovely yellowish orange tone.
The tank will also be heavily planted as well. I plan on starting a carpet of dwarf baby tears in the next week or two. If any one has a link to a good FAQ on how to do a dry start that would be wonderful. As for the rest of my plants, I will start placing them after filling the tank with water. I haven't decided on anything for sure besides some red root floaters for the betta and a few other assorted reddish plants.
My goal is to have a very high contrast tank. The reddish rock, substrate, and plants should stand out strongly against the green plants and blue-black shrimp.