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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-22-2016, 06:43 AM Thread Starter
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36 gallon Test

Hello everybody. Just want to share my experience with what my plans are. I have a 36 gallon bowfront.
Tank dimensions: 30 x 15 x 21
Filter: aqueon quietflow 75 led
Heater: aqueon 150w heater
Powerhead: fluval SEA cp2 circulation pump
Fish planning to get:
?2 angelfish
?8 cherry barbs
?bristlenose pleco
?cory catfish 2-3
?and maybe some other fish not sure.



I want to see how plants would grow with led lights. I enjoy figuring things out myself and i was curious with this. So my setup came with a normal t8 bulb (maybe?) that i might use with the led. I am not sure yet. There is a picture when i first put the water in. Very cloudy.
And the next picture is it now a couple weeks later with three dianos(will be moved to my 20 gallon)(they are just to help cycle the tank)
My Led lights that i decided to get were the current USA satellite freshwater LED. I chose these lights for the price and ability to grow some plants. I believe i will be able to grow low light plants(havent decided which plants yet). If i am unsuccecful in growning low light demanding plants they i will keep it as a fish only tank. I will keep you guys updated on here as soon as something changes. Sorry btw it wouldnt let mw post photos in good quality such as in the original photos
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Mmm didn't read a lot of the stuff but one thing about your stocklist isn't great. Corys really need to be in groups of at least 6.


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Mmm didn't read a lot of the stuff but one thing about your stocklist isn't great. Corys really need to be in groups of at least 6.


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Thank you for the reccomendation. I did not know that. I didnt know much about them at all and from researching, people have said minimum 20 gallons for 2 or 3 could work. I guess they were wrong and very wrong haha. Thats okay if i have room for 6 i will get them and if it becomes overcrowded, they arent something i love, so i can do without them
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Update: added plants.
-java fern
-java moss
-eleocharis
Also i got two little angelfish currently in my 20g tall while my 36 gallon is finishing cycling.
Here are some pictures..
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Update:
Been quite awhile since my last update. I like how i can see my tank grow overtime through this thread. Alot has changed since last. I added new plants, changed the backround, and got some more fish.
For plants i added:
- hornwort ( growing like crazy)
-water wisteria
-another plant some kind of crypt i think but i forgot

Also my java moss is growning great and i was able to cut the thread holding it down off now it looks more realistic. And i spread the eleocharis carpet plant around (not growing the best).
Now for fish i bought a bristlenose pleco from a friend. It is a full grown male at about 6 or 7 inches. It is very unique and eats so much. I also recently got 4 cherry barbs that add so much color to my planted tank. Planning on getting more of those. For the backround i simply took the white backround off and put a black backround on it making everything pop out more.
Pictures below.
I am really enjoying this. Thanks for listening.
Fyi, i dont know why some of the photos are blurry like the one of my cherry barb.it is not blurry in the pictures i am taking but when posted they become blurry. Not sure what that is about.
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