My very first aquarium
this aquarium has been running for 2 years and few months now(got it in Jan 2010). I finally decided to start my journal,about time right,lol.
it's nothing fancy, looks more like jungle:hihi:. i replanted it few times over the time, i know it looks noobish even after the two years i had it, i just like it that way. i have learned a lot from it though, especially about the plants and their needs, i have been growing low to mid light plants. had trouble when i was using that aqueon 15w light that came with the kit, last year i finally got better light and it helped a lot and recently i have started using fertilizers and that's even better. and i have to thank this forum(YOU GUYS) for a lots of ideas!!!i also have a 10g tank, which is housing swordtail fry and some plants as well(i'll make another journal about it too later on).i want to go bigger so im currently looking for a larger tank - i'd love to have more fish and plants(it's addicting as all of you know :biggrin:). i guess that's all i have to say for now. i'll be glad for any comments....
Aqueon 20g tank
Zoomed 2x24W light
Aqueon heater 100w
Aqueon quietflow filter 20
Gravel from petco
PPS - Pro method
1x Common Pleco (Pterygoplichtys pardalis)
3x Red wag swordtail (Xiphophorus helleri)
5x Sarpae tetra (Hyphessobrycon eques)
6x Neon tetra (Paracheirodon innesi)
1x Peppered cory (Corydoras paleatus
Amazon Swords (Echinodorus amazonicus)
Anubias barteri var. nana
Dwarf sagittaria (Sagittaria subulata)
Giant Vallis (Vallisneria gigantea)
Java fern (Microsorum pteropus)
i took these pictures today after WC
this is a picture of my pleco(working on a bigger tank for him). he has been with me since the beginning.
and my cory(need to get him some friends i know)
that's all for now
nice tank, that unknown plant looks like anacharis
only one problem that i can see: that common pleco is gonna get HUGE, and they're known for uprooting plants. a 20 gallon is way too small for it. i'd exchange or sell it if you can, and get a bristlenose pleco instead.
EDIT: actually, i noticed you only have one cory cat... they're a lot more fun/lively in groups! i'd get at least a couple more of them, maybe instead of a bristlenose. i guess that depends on how much algae you need eaten though (go for the BN if you get a lot of algae).
EDIT EDIT: my bad, didn't see you already were trying to get a bigger home for him. awesome :D
Nice tank. I see that your looking for a new spot for the pleco. Also like you were saying I agree with getting more cories.
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