Current stock list:
Celestial pearl danio (Danio margaritatus) x 6
Lambchop rasbora (Trigonostigma espei) x5
Golden Pencil fish ( Nannostomus beckfordi) x8
Otocinclus x 2
Scarlet badis (dario dario) x3
mystery snail x 4
Salt and Pepper Cory x 8
Hi all, i'm back after a long hiatus from the forums. Very few of you may remember my old 75gal planted tank
I had going. Unfortunatly I was going through a foreclosure and the tank was going to be one the last things I moved. Well they guys showed up without a 30 day notice and dumped my fish tank in the front yard middle of winter killing everything and tossed the tank into a rolloff.
Only thing I managed to salvage was a few pieces of drift wood. I think they stole my stand and canopy. I'm actually part of a civil suite against them because i'm not the only person they pulled this on.
I still have the fluval ebi and a fluval edge V set up with some anubius and misc stuff. Edge just has a trio of chili rasbora, oto and a shrimp or two.
anyhow on to the main subject.
My 28gal desktop reef has always been a pain in the but. The stock LED lighting just never seemed to do much for coral growth. Recently i've been pulling a lot of 16 hr shifts at work and the tank really started to decline. Lost a few fish and had a nasty algae explosion. I was tired of looking at it. So on impulse last night I sold off all the inhabitants and cleaned it out.
I still have some additional cleaning to do, going to hit all the coraline algae on the back wall with some CLR tomorrow. I might only run one the pumps as two may be too much flow.
The lighting doesn't look that blue in person but I think it is still in the 14k spectrum. I might look into adding a few red and green Led's. I unplugged two rows of LED last night as I assume the 5 rows was a bit too strong. The 14k will be fine for plant growth i'm sure but not certain as to how fish will look under it.
Pulled my driftwood stump out of the pond and gave it a good boil. Not quite sure if I like it in here or not.
Used to sit on the left side of this tank
As for inhabitants I really like micro fish so will probably go with those again. I had galaxy rasbora, otos, orange zebra otos, chili rasbora, pygmy cories, red pencil fish, micro crabs, several kinds of shrimp and dario hysgenon.
Here's a couple random pictures
speaking of micro fish. I may end up gluing a piece of sponge over the overflow vents to prevent smaller fish and shrimp from going into back sump area. Might need to drill a couple holes through background to prevent tank from overflowing if the sponge gets clogged. If i'm only running one pump I doubt it would be an issue though.
Bump: Here's a couple crappy pics of the ebi and spec V
I need to scrape the glass and stuff
Large piece of anubius free floating that I had trimmed out the shrimp tank. I'm going to use that in the 28gallon.