Pinch Flat's 20 Gallon Planted/Community Tank - The Planted Tank Forum
  • 6 Post By Pinch Flat
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 04-24-2017, 06:08 AM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
Pinch Flat's Avatar
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 7
Pinch Flat's 20 Gallon Planted/Community Tank

Hello Everyone,

After a grueling bout with saltwater aquariums that left me bruised, I converted my Innovative Marine 20 gallon NUVO Fusion into a community/planted tank. During the great salt tragedy of 2017, we were simultaneously (yet successfully) running a freshwater Fluval Edge 6 (gallon). We simply moved the freshwater fish/plants over a few weeks ago with some new additions and are trucking right along. Originally got into aquariums for our young daughter, but I’ve grown to appreciate them as well. We are easy going (amateur) hobbyists that want healthy animals and plants in a comfortable, beautiful, and entertaining environment. I've read through The Planted Tank passively for a year, but am looking to become a contributor to the community. Hope you enjoy the progress; feel free to offer comments or ask questions!

More pictures below info!

1x Long-Finned Zebra Danio (Pizza)
1x GloFish Zebra Danio (Bubbles)
3x Long-Finned Leopard Danios
6x Neon Tetras

2x Orange Bee Shrimp
1x Blue Carbon Rili
1x Amano Shrimp (Tempura)
2x Nerite Snails (Daniel (Tiger) and Beetle Juice)

Plants (w/ my own naming convention)
Amazon Sword 1 (Those really tall ones in the back)
Amazon Sword 2 (Those ones in the middle)
Anubias barteri (The dark green weed on the right)
Micro Sword (Grass)
Corkscrew Vallisneria (Twirly)
Cardinal Plant?? (That bunch of short dark green plants)
6x strands of Java Moss (Complimentary w/ the Blue Carbon Rili)

Tank: IM 20 gallon NUVO Fusion
Light: AI Prime HD
Light Mount: AI 12” Flex Arm
Pump: Cobalt Aquatics MJ-600 (160gph)
Substrate: Seachem Flourite Black (~25 lbs)
Wood: Manzanita branch
Water: Distilled and RO
Heater: Aquatop 75 Watt Glass Aquarium Heater
Media Baskets: 2x IM Aqua Gadget CustomCaddy
Previous Media (to help insta-cycle): Fluval Edge Triple Pack
New Media: Boyd Enterprises Chemi-Pure Elite, Seachem Purigen, and IM Filter Media Triple Pack (mechanical, carbon, and phosphate)
ATO: AutoAqua Smart ATO Micro
Thermometer: Taylor 3516 Digital Instant Read Thermometer
Food: Fluval Daily Nutrition Tropical Fish Flakes

Seachem Flourish[
Seachem Stability (for now)omg
Seachem Flourish Excel (minor doses)


Long-Finned Zebra Danio

GloFish Zebra Danio

Long-Finned Zebra Danio

Neon Tetra

Bumble Bee Shrimp

Amano Shrimp

Nerite Snail


Tyrone, Tyrone, Mattb126 and 3 others like this.
Pinch Flat is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-13-2017, 07:14 AM
Algae Grower
jsarrow's Avatar
PTrader: (3/100%)
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Space
Posts: 82
Great looking tank, looks like your off to a good start. Curious what your thoughts are on the Nuvo Fusion Nano 20? I'm considering getting one for a plant tank set up as well.
jsarrow is offline  

20 gallon community tank, amazon sword, danios, neon tetras, shrimp

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome