Hello everyone! This is my first tank journal, but not my first planted tank. This is, however, the biggest planted tank that I've ever had!
A few weeks ago, my husband's cousin in-laws had a death in the family, leaving behind several fish tanks that they had to get rid of, fast. We decided to help them out and take what we thought was a 75 gallon tank off their hands.
When we got there, it ended up being a 55 gallon, but it came with a stand, and everything in it, including a very old looking angelfish!
I don't like the oak tank and stand, so I'm thinking of painting the stand and seeing if I can at least paint the outside of the plastic rim on the tank. I might even change out the doors on the stand for more modern doors.
The biggest planted tank I've had in the past was a 10 gallon that was very low tech. I'm hoping to go high tech on this tank with pressurized CO2 and my first experience with a canister filter.
- Paint the Stand
- Paint the Trim
- Paint the Back
- Get new glass canopies, or get clear mesh canopies
- Eheim 2215 (Another hand-me-down)
- Hydor 300W In-Line
- Eco-Complete, 3 Bags
- Finnex Planted+ 24/7
- 1 Blue Angelfish
- 2 Black Marble Angelfish
- 6 Bloodfin Tetra
- 6 Julii Cory Cats
- 4 Oto
- Staurogyne repens
- Mayaca Fluviatilis
- Hygrophila Corymbosa Stricta
- Lobelia Cardinalis
- Hygrophila pinnatifida
- Rotala Rotundifolia (Indicia)
- One of these trimmed down:
There is still a lot to do, but I can't wait to have such a large planted tank!
12 Gallon Long - Still in Progress
75 Gallon In-Wall Reef Tank - Pre-reef