Several years ago, I got into fish keeping and MTS hit me hard...I had 2 10 gallon tanks, a 55, and a 37. Since then I've had major life changes and now live in a 900 sq ft cabin in the woods. With space being a concern, I finally put together a nice low tech 9 gallon tank. Here is my journal on that one: https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/12...d-project.html
For years, Ive been wanting a bigger tank, but I just didn't have the room. Ive finally made some changes and made room for a 29 gallon tank!!! I bought the tank at Petco during their dollar per gallon sale and then started gathering all the other parts I would need.
Here's the rundown on what I got:
- Aqueon 29 gallon tank
- Current Satellite LED + Pro
- Eheim Pro 4+ 250
- Hydor ETH In-Line Heater 200w
- 3 bags of Fluorite Black sand
- A bunch of rocks from the creek behind the house
- Some driftwood I found
I've been letting my 9 gallon get overgrown a little bit so that I could harvest most of the plants from that tank. I did buy a few new plants from Petsmart...more on that below. Ok...onto the pics
Alright, here is a pic of the driftwood soaking in my bathtub for a few weeks while I was waiting for all the other stuff to arrive:
Rough layout of the driftwood:
I wanted to terrace behind the driftwood, so, I put a bunch of rocks down as a base substrate layer:
Ok...now for the Fluorite sand...After rinsing it really well, I started putting Fluorite on top of the rock layer behind the driftwood and poured a little water on it to get it to settled into the cracks:
My filling method to keep the silt to a minimum:
Full of water:
Here it is after I planted it using clippings and overgrowth from my other tank:
Went to Petsmart and got some additional plants: Staurogyne repens, Rosette Sword, Anubias Frazeri, and 2 packs of dwarf hair grass
After planting the Staurogyne repens:
After planting the first pack of dwarf hair grass:
After planting second pack of dwarf hair grass:
You can also see that at some point I repositioned the middle piece of driftwood. I like how it is now.
Well, that bring us up to now.
Oh, almost forgot...Premium CO2 package from CO2 Art will be here next week!!!
Oh, and livestock...currently 5 Harlequin Rasboras, 2 female GBRs, 4 Otos, and 1 Juli Cat (I'll add a few more Julies when I find some)