I got one of those Tetra aquarium kits with an incandesent light hood, cycled it and had it up for a bit then now I decide I want to make it a small blackwater biotope.
This won't be densely planted, but will have a few. So far I have just added plant clippings from my big planted tanks. The main plant in it will be floating brazilian pennywort. And I want to replace the anacharis in the right corner but not sure what with yet.
For lighting, I'm going out to pick up a pair of screw-in GE CLF Daylight bulbs with 6500 kelvins. Aiming for 2 10w bulbs. I'm using the Tetra power filter it came with. 50w heater. Am going to use Flourish 2x weekly as I do on all my planted tanks.
Hardscape, I have malaysian driftwood pieces and rocks and am going to add some oak leaf litter. Substrate is sand.
Stock I am wanting a pair of ram cichlids & a few ottos OR I want 6-7 neon tetras, 3-5 panda cories and 2-3 ottos. There's 3 pandas and 2 platies in it now, the platies will be transfered to my 55 later.
On a misc note I need to remove that piece of tape I used on the outside for the background sheet. It's appearing on the left corner center and well, for me it's an eyesore lol.
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