Bought a 20 gallon a couple of weeks ago in hopes to start my first planted tank. I've kept african cichlids in the past and I wanted to try something smaller especially since I live in a 630sq feet condo now.
The overall plan is to make a relatively simple low-tech tank. I'm new to planted tanks so I want to make this easy on myself.
Tanks is quite heavily planted and nitrogen cycle is close to complete. Waiting to stock inhabitants.
20 Gallon Long Marineland Tank (~$42)
Homemade Stand (~$100)
Finnex Planted+ (~$100)
Eheim 2213 Used ($70)
Hydor ETH 200 In-Line Heater ($50)
Glass Canopy ($32)
40lbs of Eco-Complete Black ($84)
Nutrafin A7690 Co2 System ($42) - still waiting to be delivered
PS - I can't believe I spent $84 bucks on dirt/soil (i.e. Eco complete)
- Dwarf Hair Grass
- Taiwan Moss
- Vallisneria americana (Tape grass)
- Lacy Java Fern
- Java Fern
- Java Moss
- Phoenix Moss
- Flame Moss
- Wendtii Crypts
I am probably going to keep one or two BN plecos in there since they have been pretty effective in cleaning my tanks in the past. Also thinking about keeping two or three apisto agassiziis and maybe another two petricolas.
Pictures tell a thousand words so here we go:
Tools used: Mitre Saw, Jig Saw, Drill with Bits, Impact Drill, Clamps, Ruler, Hammer
Materials used: 2x3s, 1x1s, Moulding (for framing), OSB Panels, Screws, Nails, Paint, Puddy