Ok, here I go. I changed my mind. This 40 breeder is going to be a planted tank.
Before I get all excited about that stuff, I need to buy all of the equipment
I'm only going to go with an eheim 2217, or an XP3, but I will have a koralia 2 in there to help out on flow.
I'm going to get a fancy CO2 regulator from GLA! Standard 5 lb tank, maybe a 10 lb-er if I can get a good price on one.
Aquasoil amazonia I. A catalina t5ho 39Wx4 fixture
with only 2 or 3 bulbs in, suspended over the tank (even though it's not rimless
), and most likely a regular ceramic diffuser, maybe an in-line diffuser.
35-40 rummy nose tetras, a trio of SAEs (maybe, I haven't made up my mind on if I want moss or not. Has anyone ever had a sae that didn't eat moss?), snowball shrimp, and amanos in there as well as some otos (maybe I'll have better luck with them this time)
Possible plants include:
java fern 'needle leaf'
ludwigia guinea 'broadleaf'
maybe some hm or lawnmarsh pennywort.
Well, enough talk, here's the progress so far
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No, it will not stay in the corner like that
So here's my potential budget
GLA CO2 Regulator
- GLA Black Substrate ~ IDK
- Eheim 2217 - $150
- CO2 diffuser ~ $30
- Catalina T5HO - $250