I was redoing my 55gal.... looking for LED lights on craigslist and ended up buying an entire 150gallon aquarium!
I have lots of driftwood and gravel, there is 14kg of flourite mixed in (bought this weekend), too. Gravel is 3-5 in deep, depending on where you look.
I want to do a pretty low tech planted. I have seachem flourish for weekly dosing, I want to have vals and maybe some other rooted plants, so I have seachem flourish root tabs that I have not put in yet.
I do not want to do CO2....
Need help with picking filter and also lights!!
I'll have my fish and plants I want below the specifications of the current set up.
72 x 18 x 28 dimensions, standard 150 Gal
Beamswork EA Timer 6500K 0.50W LED Aquarium Light Freshwater Plant
Two of these guys came with the tank, 36". Definitely need to get more supplemental light, OR should I replace both of these entirely
? They get oddly warm when running, didn't think LEDs did this...
Lights sit on a glass sheet on the top of the tank. (pics next post)
SHOULD I BUY 2x THESE?
Should I add those to the current set up or replace the others with these... and another light?
Heater, tank is constant 78-79 degrees.
Filtration is a Fluval FX5. Filled with foam and filter stuff and the biomedia.
Is this too much?
Plans below.... I want to have neons and shrimp and I'm slightly worried that they'll get sucked up!
I also have a Cascade 1500 that I plan to keep as a back up in case anything ever happens to the Fluval FX5. I could also run them together?
2 albino cory
2 emerald green cory
3 peppered cory
15 harlequin rasbora
1 ghost glass catfish
The first additions once everyone gets settled in from the move from the 55g will be 6 more corys, so 5 peppered and 4 albino and 4 emeralds after the new additions.
My roommate put her ghost cat in my tank two weeks ago and I haven't been able to get more yet! I plan to have 10 glass cats, but I want to wait about three weeks to add the others (as soon as they are available, too), so the tank is more stable.
Current final stocking plans:
5 peppered cory
4 albino cory
4 emerald cory
30 harlequin rasbora
30-40 neon tetra
6 pairs of angel fish.... (opinions on variety???
I was thinking 3 types, 2 of each color)
4 Kuhli Loaches (if they are ok with my pH and normal gravel substrate.... I also have two lava rock pieces... cuts???)
SHRIMP - I want to get 1-2 varieties of shrimp, will see which ones my water parameters fit best!
Any other ideas???
I would really like some pretty lush and relatively dense vegetation.... Even if it is mostly low light plants!
Currently have a few vals from my 55 gal... it was a FOREST two years ago but now there is only 7 plants left.
I have a giant anubias and two smaller ones.
One java fern (Need to get it to make babies!!!)
Some moss ball moss (6 years old).
I have hornwort, two dwarf lilly bulbs, and 4 jungle vals coming on thursday.
I ordered this weird seed stuff and want to plant it too....
weird plant seed stuff
Has anyone ever used this????
I want to get a lot of moss, might be buying some flame moss from another user soon.
I greatly appreciate any help, WILL POST WATER PARAMETERS
by the weekend!
I think I covered all the other bases, my biggest concern right now is getting the right lighting! If I could get some medium light plants it would be amazing. Was thinking about getting some floating plants and then just doing the low light plants but I don't know yet!
Going to move the driftwood around soon, I have 3 XL, 3 L and several medium pieces.
Any advice about plants or fish welcome. I've never had anywhere near this much to work with and I really have no idea what opportunities there is out there!