Hey all!I decided to do a journal on my newly setup 48 gallon shallow aquarium.I think it was meant to be a frag tank, but for 35 bucks who cares?
I'll count this as my first actual post besides a couple in WTB/ROAK section.
48 gallon 36x24x13
Filtration:AC 70,sponge filter,Whisper 10-20
Lighting:Odyssea 36" dual t5HO 78 watts
Substrate:Black Diamond blasting sand
Ferts:Flourish,Seachem root tabs
Crypt lutea(I think)
Java moss(I think)
1 large blue apple snail
1 golden albino male-7-8"
1 wild type male-6"
1 leucistic female-7"
This is my first real attempt at a planted tank and there is no real aquascape on it.I just kinda threw stuff around and left it there.It looks terrible and I really don't like the driftwood, especially the one on the left.I would really like some spider wood or something similar, but I cant find anything affordable.If you have any recommendations let me know.
I put my axolotls in it because its perfect because of the floor space.I might end up adding one more.Aren't they so adorable?They are definitely my favorite aquatic animal and I have been keeping them for almost a year now.It's a real pain trying to keep their water below 70 though.
It looks really bare right now too.I ordered a bunch of plants but most turned up DOA.I was able to salvage some penny wort,2 jungle val,and 2 dwarf sag.I just order some floating plants so the axolotls can get shade from the light.Lets hope they don't turn up DOA.
I have a question.Would the tank be considered low or medium light.I thought since the tank is only as tall as a 20 gallon long it might be considered medium instead of low light.Not sure though.The light is a daul 78 watt t5HO in case you didn't see it up top.
Sorry for the terrible pictures