It seems that in my 9 years of fish keeping I've always kept multiple tanks never focusing on one individual system. I feel like for the first time I'm going to devote my time an efforts to one tank. With the exception of my spec v betta tank
This 125 gallon will be that tank. I recently sold all my african cichlids
and will be converting this tank to a planted aquascape tank. It will be centered around my clown loaches and fire eel.[censored]
This is what the tank looked like b4 I sold the Africans
In attempts to rid some of the hardscape of bba
I did a 3 day blackout and today removed the stones and driftwood and sprayed it all down with hydrogen peroxide, gave it a scrubbing and sprayed everything off with the hose.
After getting it all back in the tank I dosed seachem excel to give the bba the final blow!
Here is the current fts.
I'm calling this a low/high tech build because I'll be using low lighting and low light demanding plants but I'll be using a pressurized co2 rig equipped with a dual stage regulator and will be upgrading[censored] filtration to a couple fx6's this summer.
Equipment as of now:
Diamond plate shop light
2x 800 gph powerhead
300w Eheim heater
Odyssea CFS 500
Jabeo wave maker
Dj power strips
Asthetic low lumen leds
Trim for the diy aquarium stand
Lighting under the stand
Lots more I can't think of right now...
6 clown loaches
2 koi angels
Electric blue jack dempsey
2 petricola catfish
Green phantom pleco
4 serpae tetra
Future fish purchases:
More serpae tetras(the only small schooling fish the eel hasn't eatin... yet)
A few more clown loaches
A sultan pleco
My next plan of action will be obtaining 2" and 3" pvc pipe to create caves for the eel and loaches. I will also be getting lava rock to build up the substrate behind the hardscape and on top of the pvc caves. This will give me a way to hide the pvc and something to secure plants too while creating depth. As soon as I sell my 75 gallon setup I'll be purchasing the Anubias, java fern, and Bucephalandra.
Any other plant suggestions?
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