My 20G long tank has been setup since December 2013. Plants went in throughout January and February.
20 Gallon Long (30x12x13) with glass lid
2x4 Reinforced Ikea Besta Cabinet
Fluval Shrimp Stratum, Pool Filter Sand, Estes Gravel/Pebbles
Mopani driftwood, Moss covered Driftwood Branches, Medium and Small Cichlid Stones, T.A.R.D.I.S, H2Show Crystal Multi Led
Lighting and Batteries
Aqueon Modular LED (replaced on April 4,2014)
Finnex Fugeray Planted+
Battery Operated Emergency Air Stone, 1000w Apc UPS (30 minutes of power, I get brownouts)
Air, Filter and Heater
Fluval 206 Canister Filter, Shrimp Filter (eBay), Fluval M Series 150w Submersible, Fusion 500 Air pump, Sponge Prefilter
Amazon Sword, Rotala Nanjenshen, Mini Pellia, Moss Ball, Java Fern, Anubias Nana, Amazon Frogbit.
Seachem Flourish Root Tabs, Seachem Iron, Seachem Excel, Seachem Flourish
Fish & Shrimp
as of April 4, 2014
2 - Dwarf Ramirezi
2 - Peppered Corydoras (Will be adding another 3 soon)
7 - Glass Bloodfin Tetras (Will be moving to another tank soon)
7 - Rummynose Tetras
6 - Neon Tetras
7 - Amano Shrimp
3 - Otocinclus
1/3 PWC every 2 Weeks, Prime and 10% top up every other week, 26c water temperature, Seachem Prime, New Life Spectrum Thera A, Hikari Bloodworms, Hikari Algae Wafers, HBH Shrimp Pellets.
I will be updating the thread with more pictures of plant growth and inhabitants.
What I planned out in January
Picture of tank February 2, 2014
Picture of Tank February 22, 2014
Rotala has done spectacularly well, 3 Bunches of 3-4 stems have turned into 11 bunches, clippings planted throughout tank.
Java Fern moved to corner, LFS had Amazon Sword in bad shape I added it in hoping to revive it. Mini Pellia tied to Driftwood.
April 4, 2014
Tore down tank and rescaped in below posts.
Also replaced Modular LED with a Finnex Fugeray Planted+