Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Owings Mills, MD
New 20g dwarf puffer planted tank
Well here is my 20 gallon tank, it has been up and running for about 1 month. The pictures aren't that great but show the basic layout and some attempted close ups of parts of the tank (a bit cloudy from 50% water change just before this).
Fauna: There are 5 albino Corys (2 from the frog tank), 4 dwarf puffers, 10+/- ghost shrimp, and 3 mystery snails.
Flora: crypts, bacopa, glosso, amazon sword, java moss, some aponogeton bulbs.
Substrate: About an inch layer of topsoil on both the left and right hand side covered by some white/black/tan gravel from my last brackish tank then topped with eco complete.
Lighting is a 2x24w t5ho setup that has been partially blocked off. Filter is just a simple HOB that came with the tank, and there is also a 100w heater. I'm not planning on C02, hoping for slow growth (I know algae may become a problem).
As of right now the puffers are leaving the corys alone for the most part but they may be removed and donated to someone else if the puffers start picking on them. The puffers like bothering the shrimp and mystery snails quite a bit. I have already found atleast 4 dead shrimp over the past 2 weeks but they get eaten pretty quick. I plan to get a few ottos once the tank has grown in a bit more. I have also started an 8 gallon pond snail tank for the puffers as one of them does not like frozen blood worms like the others but they all love eating small snails.