|09-01-2014, 12:59 AM||#1|
50G High Tech
50G High Tech Reboot
50G 36x18x18 Aquarium
Hydor Professional 450 Canister Filter
GLA Pro-1 CO2 Regulator
20lb Steel CO2 Tank
Sera Flore Reactor
40lbs medium-fine grained sand
10lbs Azoo Plant Grower Bed
20lbs River Pebbles (substrate cap)
2 Pieces Spider Driftwood
7 small pieces of rock
Telanthera Plant - Tissue Cultured
Staurogyne repens - Tissue Cultured
Dwarf Hairgrass - Tissue Cultured
Hygrophila corymbosa var. 'Angustifolia'
Hygrophila corymbosa 'Siamensis'
Nesaea sp. red
Longfin BN Pleco x1
Apistogramma Cacatuoides: 4 males, 7 females. (1.5" specimens)
Neon Tetras x4
Cardinal Tetras x4
Gold Tetras x6
Khuli Loach x6
Red Cherry Shrimp x4
Amano Shrimp x4
Trumpet Snail x2
Last edited by xxstitch69xx; 10-28-2014 at 08:17 AM.. Reason: Build change
|09-02-2014, 08:23 AM||#3|
+1 on the overstocked comment.
Sorry if you might think of this as haughty or overbearing, but I find that the less overstocked a tank is (especially if we're talking about cichlids), the better the plants respond.
Sometimes having a good planted tank is all about finding a balance, and your livestock is definitely part of the checklist.
|09-02-2014, 08:45 AM||#4|
Planted Tank Obsessed
|09-02-2014, 02:40 PM||#5|
I appreciate the feedback guys, the pair of melon discus in the first pic are gone, the 3 that are there are small, about an inch diameter.
The tetras are about 1.5cm and all the plecos are less than 2".
I have experience with monster fish tanks so stocking is something I keep an eye on, if the fish are stressing (by any sign) decrease stock. The majority of fish in here will be gone soon, I plan on keeping just the tetras and plecos.
After viewing other tank journals (and awaiting additional light fixtures), i'm thinking about redoing the scaping.
|09-02-2014, 02:55 PM||#6|
why will you rescape, I think yours is lovely? discus need to go though, no sense in raising discus in a planted tank, it will only stunt them. the angels look beautiful!
|09-03-2014, 06:51 PM||#7|
Thank you jmf3460
i'm getting a new stand for the tank so i'll have to rescape eventually. i'm adding two more finnex fixtures today so i'll be able to grow different plants, this isn't the scape I planned initially so i'll redo it now