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Old 12-31-2012, 02:19 AM   #1
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Default CNTSG's 7.5G Mr. Aqua - First planted tank

This is my first serious attempt at a planted tank and first post. For Christmas this year I received a Mr. Aqua 7.5 G cube tank and a Finnex Fugeray 12". I was going to wait until I could hit up the fish store near my work for some of the other plants I want to add, but I went ahead and set it up with what I could get near my home.

Tank: Mr. Aqua 7.5 gallon cube
Lighting: Finnex fugeray 12"
Filtration: Aquaclear 20
Heating: Jager 50W
Substrate: Azoo Plant Grower Bed
Decoration: Ryouh stones
Plants: Water wisteria (Water wisteria (Hygrophila difformis), Anubias nana. I am planning on adding narrow leaf java fern in the upper left corner, some micro sword in the mid ground, and flame or christmas moss in the foreground. This is my first go-around, so I am open to any plant suggestions.
Fauna: Once the tank is cycled I want to add otocinclus, Neocaridina heteropoda (RCS and I think Orange sakura shrimp look really cool), and I would like some small fish (danios or tetras) or a betta. I'm not sure if the betta would eat the shrimp or not. I had some amano with a betta in a tank before and they were fine.
Fertilizer: I am planning on dosing with Flourish and Excel maybe once a week.
CO2: none

I added API aquarium start up pack with Stress Coat and Quick Start to hopefully get the cycle moving along.



I was playing around with the landscaping and this is what my cat approved of. I think I may need to add a lid as he thinks this is his personal water fountain now.


Here is the tank all set up and running. Now I just need to add more plants and wait for it to cycle.
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