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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-01-2019, 03:18 AM Thread Starter
celadon
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40B Sloooow Grow

Tank: Aqueon 40 Breeder (thanks, Petco!)
Light: IKEA Tertial with LED bulb.
Filter: Fluval U2 Internal + Fluval U3 Internal (Used to be Aqueon QuietFlow E 40 Internal, which got itself canned for being the opposite of quiet)
Heater: Aqueon Pro 150w
Substrate: Caribsea Instant Aquarium, 40lb Peace River, 20lb Sunset Gold
Ferts: Nilocg Thrive C and Thrive Caps

I have kept aquariums on and off for a while, and most recently got the itch after about a 2 year hiatus. And I've always wanted a 40 breeder. I decided to go with low light, low tech for this tank because I've discovered in the past that the perpetual trimming lifestyle is not for me. It's a peninsula setup, because I have a small apartment and 18 inches of wall space is easier to find than 36.

The tank has been set up for about a week and a half, with setup happening slowly over that time. Many of the inhabitants have been with me for a couple months, in temporary tanks while I've been moving. Just finished getting everything in the tank today. Driftwood fungus is waning but still around and making a mess as the snails plow over it. Also dealing with some sediment-stuff from deep in the rock holes that's been getting everywhere.

Here's what you're here for:






Some closer shots:






Fauna:
20-25 subadult pseudomugil luminatus, "Red Neon" Blue-eye Rainbows
18 poecilia wingei, Endlers, male "silverado"
6 young tateurndina ocellicauda, Peacock Gudgeons
3 neritina natalensis, Zebra Nerites
? Red Ramshorn Snails
6-7 caridina multidentata, Amano Shrimp
1 atyopsis moluccensis, Bamboo Shrimp

Flora:
Java Fern Narrow
Bolbitis Heteroclita (frozen in transit but recovering)
Mini Bolbitis
Bucephalandra Catherinae
Bucephalandra unlabeled from Petco (melted but the rhizome is still good, so doing the wait and see)
Anubias Barteri
Anubias unlabeled from Petco (tissue cuture; neither growing nor suffering)
Cryptocoryne Pontederiifolia
Cryptocoryne Lucens
Cryptocoryne unlabeled from Petco
Echinodorus Horemanii Red - melted
Echinodorus Hadi Red Pearl
Lagenandra Meeboldii 'Red'
Hydrocotyle Sibthorpioides
Salvinia Cucullata

Last edited by celadon; 05-19-2019 at 09:19 PM. Reason: Updating stock lists
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