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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-04-2017, 06:13 AM Thread Starter
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20 Gallon Rainbowfish Biotope

I've been wanting to do this for a while... So since there was a sale at Petsmart this weekend, I came home with a 20 gallon long tank, Aquaclear 30, 20# Super Naturals sand, and 12# EcoComplete. Plus a glass top and Bacopa. Luckily I had a 30" double T5 fixture laying around, so it'll go on this tank. Eventually the bulbs will get replaced with FloraMax bulbs. I've never done Co2, not sure I want to try it right now, so I'll stick with Flourish.

Stocking Plans:
7 Threadfin Rainbows
8 Gertude's Rainbows

Bacopa monnieri
Maybe Glosso if I can get enough light

Tomorrow I'll be setting up the substrate and the tank itself. I have to go by the LFS to see what kind of rocks/wood they have for the hardscape. Not to mention plants and pricing the rainbows.
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This sounds fun. These along with the blue eyes are very interesting to me

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Finally set up! Got to the LFS yesterday and grabbed a nice piece of holey rock, and two bunches of hornwort. Not quite accurate, but it'll look nice! They don't regularly carry Gertrudae, and they were super busy so I didn't get a price, but the Threadfins are $8 a piece. They also had some nice gobies, which may replace the Gertrude's depending on expenses. I nixed the sand, gonna get another bag of EcoComplete tomorrow.
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Official Start Date: 06/11/2017
It's still cloudy so no pics yet.
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