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post #1 of 68 (permalink) Old 01-01-2010, 12:07 AM Thread Starter
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38G Riparium

Title is "Big Leaf" because it's a big "leap" from my old 10G to a 38G.

Tank Specs & Stats:
Tank: 38G [36"x12"x19"]
Filter: AquaClear 20 + Rena Filstar XP2 [Arriving Jan. 5th '10]
Heater: Aqueon 100W, AquaClear 50W
Lighting: Coralife Double Light SW (swapping lights) Arriving Jan. 5th '10]
Substrate: 1/3 Eco Complete, 2/3 Fluorite Black
Decor: Manzanita Driftwood and Lava Rocks
CO2: DIY for now, but will do pressurized later on.

Fauna:
3 Peacock Gudgeons
4 Pencilfish
3 Guppies

5 Nerites (Zebra and Clithon spp.)
2 Cherry Shrimp

Flora:
Vallisnerias
Anubias
Hygros
Flame Moss
Taiwain Moss
Tiger Lotus
Java Fern

As for stocking, I'm not sure exactly what I'm gonna have aside from the Peacock Gudgeons, Habrosus Corydoras and Angelfish and a school of 10 or Furcata or Threadfin Rainbowfish.

If you have any suggestions on fish, I'd like to hear them!



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post #2 of 68 (permalink) Old 01-01-2010, 04:30 AM
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i like how you did the drift wood with the rock
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what a great start! i love the setup of rocks & driftwood on the right. are you planning a carpet?

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Thanks for the response guys! Happy New Year!

The water is much clearer now, but it's still cloudy.

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shnick!

off to a great start!
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nice wolverine poster and tank!
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nice wolverine poster and tank!

Thanks! I'm looking for a shark poster to replace Wolverine with.

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off to a great start!
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Very nice!!

Most whom use rocks just put in rhizome plants. Yours is different from most.

Where are the Hygro?
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The hygro is in the back left (the dark area) I just realized it's cut out of the pic.

LIghts are gonna be here soon along with my XP2

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LIghts are gonna be here soon along with my XP2
So what lights did you buy? T5 HO or NO?
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I think it's NO. I ended up getting the SW but I was gonna swap out the actinic light for a 6700K since BigAlsOnline were out of the FW one.

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Stockig for this tank is going to be.

6 marbled hatchetfish
16 chili rasboras or 10 forktail rainbowfish
5 Peacock gudgeons
7 habrosus corydoras

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what kind of fish is the one with the yellow, red and slightly blueish colors? thats just an awesome looking fish.
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I believe those are a variety of Actinopterygii killifish.
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