Haven't really posted on here but decided to make a journal for this tank.
I got my custom made tank today and it measures 48" x 18" x 12" which calculates to about 45g. Tank is rimless and made of half inch thick glass.
Sunsun 304b - I believe this will be sufficient for this size tank. Since it has 4 trays I filled the first one with mechanical and the other 3 with eheim substrat pro.
ADA Amazonia. I'll probably add some lava rock underneath to make slopes. But that might change depending on how I feel about the scape.
This is undecided yet. However I do have 2 beamswork leds from ebay that I bought. With the depth of my tank I feel like they'll be able to give me medium light. Currently looking at LED floodlights but I'm seeing mixed reviews.
20lb tank azoo regulator with solenoid.
I have both packets for EI and PPS pro. I did mixed the EI and that's what I'm currently using so I'll stick to that.
This I definitely need help on. But I'm sure that I do want a nice carpet plant. Lilaeopsis mauritiana? DHG? Monte Carlo? Suggestions appreciated.
I'll definitely get S. Repens, blyxa and pearlweed for now. I do want some red in there but haven't looked into red plants.
I have some ohko stones coming in the mail. For driftwood I'm thinking of redmoor wood (?). Not too sure about it but I saw some on ebay and they're local so I don't have to pay shipping and just pickup.
D. Filamentosus or lyretail checkerboard cichlid - I currently have 5 and I'll probably add another 3 or 4. If not I'm leaning towards a pair of apistogramma (hongsloi or panduro). Haven't really looked at the requirements for them to see if they're compatible. If they aren't I can always change it.
Emerald eye rasboras - love the sparkling eyes. I think they're very pretty and school very tightly. Probably keep about 10-15 of these if they're compatible
Boraras species - I love all of them but right now the cheapest I see online is the b. Maculatus. Thinking of keeping 20 but might add or reduce depending on how everything settles.
Sparkling gouramis - they will compliment the emerald eyes for sure. I love Betta's and these are the closest to them I can keep in a community. I know some people have been successful with keeping bettas but I want the centerpiece to be the dicrossus. Thinking of adding 8-10?
Corydoras Pygmaeus - love these little bottom dwellers. Definitely prefer them over habrosus since they exhibit really good schooling behavior which is always nice to see.
These are the ones that I'm currently thinking of adding. If anyone out there can have some input regarding compatibility of these I would appreciate it. Of course I would love to be able to keep them if I find a happy medium regarding water parameters.
More pictures to come.
Already seeing signs of life within the first hour or taking it home. Can someone ID this please?
Here is an example of the wood.
You can see the stand in the background. Planning on just painting it black and adding plywood plus a mat on top.
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