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VadimShevchuk 05-23-2010 01:53 AM

37 Gallon Planted
Tank Specs:
37 gallon with black silicone
24" fishneedit 4x24w T-5 HO 6700k
Pressurized CO2- GLA Regulator with 10 CO2 tank
Inline Reactor
Eheim 2217
60 LBS Eco-Complete
200W Inline Heater (Still need to buy it)

Blyxa Japonica
Jungle Vals

2 German Blue Rams
20 Harlequin rasbora
3 otos

This is my first real attempt at a planted tank. I have been running a 29 gallon for a year now and all it had was plants and eco complete but nothing special. I will be taking apart a 48" light fixture that is 2x65 and 1x36 and making it into just 2x65. I don't know much about lighting so my dad is gonna help me out(only 15:icon_roll). I ordered a GLA Regulator and a co2 inline diffuser and i should be getting it this week. The tank right now is running DSM with only 30w of T8 for 12 hrs a day. The DHG Is growing in nicely and im gonna let it grow untill the foreground is pretty much done. The tank is gonna have a simple layout with only 3 kinds of plants. I have my 29 gallon up right now and I have the 2 koi angels in the tank untill i can get the 37 going. I still need to order Dry ferts and a nice pieace of manzanita DW. Im still collecting some items but i should be golden before july 4. Ill update with pictures really soon. Hopefully you will enjoy my journal. Tips appreciated on stocking. I want a schooling fish with my angels.

First time posting pictures, so if it doesnt show up, tell me!

I bought the tank, stand,canopy, 2 glass tops, cascade 1000 for 100 bucks. Imo its a pretty good deal, but i had to make my dad drive me 1.5 hours to pick it up. He wasn't to happy about it.

I update this page if i change any of the equipment,fish or plants.

VincentK 05-23-2010 01:58 AM

You could do cardinals, but they might get eaten.

VadimShevchuk 05-23-2010 02:11 AM

i was thinking either rummynose tetras or roseline shark but i dont know if they would live with the angels.

StaleyDaBear 05-23-2010 03:53 AM

depends on how big the koi are. and how big the cardinals are. Colorwise my kois go well with black and white fish, such as black neons, emperor tetras or the like. It brings the eye to concentrate on the school as a whole, and then brings you right back to the beautiful coloration of the kois. With a cleanup crew, I would go same route, oto's and amanos (depending again on the size of your angels) as to keep the uniform drab effect strong.

VadimShevchuk 05-23-2010 12:18 PM

i had the angels with white cloud minnows and they didn't eat them. So i could try wither rummynose tetrass or cardinals. Cleanup crew is gonna be 3 ottos.

VadimShevchuk 05-23-2010 07:33 PM

A picture of the DHG Growing.

You can see water vapor on the glass. Hopefully i can have the DHG grown in before July 1. Sorry for the crappy pictures, im only using a point and shot camera.

nemosreef 05-23-2010 07:45 PM

It sounds like it will be pretty nice. I would go with either Cardinal Tetras or Whitecloud Mountain minows. They are both nice fish. I use the mountain minows in my tank with angels and they do great they are very pretty fish and really inexpensive. Look forward to the updates.

VadimShevchuk 05-23-2010 07:57 PM

i have 4 white cloud minnows in the 29 right now with the angels but aren"t wcm cold water fish? Im leaning torwards trying rummy nose tetras or harlequins rasboras. Hopefully ill get my regulator this wekk and ill take pics of the 2 koi angels.

nemosreef 05-23-2010 08:02 PM

I love Koi Angel fish. Can't wait to see pics.

Centromochlus 05-23-2010 09:29 PM

That's going to be an awesome tank dude!

VadimShevchuk 05-24-2010 12:12 AM


That's going to be an awesome tank dude!
I hope it comes out decent. I been following your 68 gallon and it looks very good and you dont even run co2!

Digital 05-24-2010 12:38 AM

I have a 37 as well, going to follow your updates! I have a similar setup with lighting, just no co2. :T

Best of luck with it!

VadimShevchuk 05-24-2010 12:46 AM


I have a 37 as well, going to follow your updates! I have a similar setup with lighting, just no co2. :T

Best of luck with it!
Thanks, this is my first high tech tank so i hope it wont turn into an algae farm.

VadimShevchuk 05-24-2010 09:51 PM

Recieved GLA Regulator today with the reactor. One of the buble counters came broken so im waiting for a response from him. Will post pictures of regulator and angelfish tonight.

VadimShevchuk 05-25-2010 12:19 AM

Just as promised, pictures of regulator, angelfish, reactor. Enjoy! I also decided on running an eheim 2217 on this tank. Still need a brass permaseal, dry ferts, blyxa japonica,DW, and inline heater. Other then that, im all set.

Angelfish- Not the best pictures but here they are =D:


Reactor: dont know how this works, but Ill need advice on how it works.

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