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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-11-2012, 07:03 PM Thread Starter
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First Planted Tank...Help...

Hey, posted this in general but was hoping id get more opinions here about what I am planning on doing for a low-tech african clawed frog planted nano tank. Let me know what you think.

Hey everyone. I am planning a planted nano tank for my African clawed frog and stumbled upon this:

http://www.petco.com/product/14978/P...escription-tab

What do you think?
My plan was to stock:
1 African Clawed Frog
1-2 Snails
Various low-med light plants.

The tank is 6.6 gallons, acrylic, comes with a HOB filter, 15w fluorescent (that's the only detail it gives on the light). Seems like all I'd need is a heater. I'll also grab some driftwood and was thinking seachem fluorite for a substrate. I would use seachem prime with tap water for water changes, etc. Also, dose seachem fluorish as necessary once I start getting lots of plants. What do u guys think? This would be my first planted tank, so any advice would be great! Anything you'd recommend, and do u think this would be a good tank for what I want to do? Only $39 too! Thanks.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-12-2012, 02:44 AM
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Hey, posted this in general but was hoping id get more opinions here about what I am planning on doing for a low-tech african clawed frog planted nano tank. Let me know what you think.

Hey everyone. I am planning a planted nano tank for my African clawed frog and stumbled upon this:

http://www.petco.com/product/14978/P...escription-tab

What do you think?
My plan was to stock:
1 African Clawed Frog
1-2 Snails
Various low-med light plants.

The tank is 6.6 gallons, acrylic, comes with a HOB filter, 15w fluorescent (that's the only detail it gives on the light). Seems like all I'd need is a heater. I'll also grab some driftwood and was thinking seachem fluorite for a substrate. I would use seachem prime with tap water for water changes, etc. Also, dose seachem fluorish as necessary once I start getting lots of plants. What do u guys think? This would be my first planted tank, so any advice would be great! Anything you'd recommend, and do u think this would be a good tank for what I want to do? Only $39 too! Thanks.

Hi! Sounds like a good plan, my only comment would be that you have to make sure the HOB does not create too much turbulence - as this stresses ACFs. The tank is big enough, but if you can get bigger the better... I love ACFs, very smart critters.
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Sounds like fun. I don't know much about the frogs though. I believe small tanks can show toxin problems quickly. If those critters produce the amount of waste I imagine they do you better have the tank cycled or stocked with lots of fast stems to suck up the ammonia. Enough fast plants will eat all the ammonia and render a cycle moot, or rather let it happen silently in the background as it were. You can replace the stems with more of the nice low light plants you want later. Alternately, Stability will cycle you real fast.

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