Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Oxford, Alabama
I really struggled. at first it was going to be 30x24x18, then 36x18x18, then 36x24x24... lastly I decided on this one (36x24x18) and I do think it turned out perfect!
I plan on making it hightec.. this will be my frist hightec planted tank.
With lilypipes , inline everything... only things in the tank i want are the lilypipes, a drop checker (which im having trouble finding), and thats it, I may put a glass CO2 diffuser in it, not for the efficiency but the look, i like the glass look.... we will see if I do that or inline.
My thoughts on fish:
12 Cardinal Tetras
6 Marbled Hatchetfish
One Discus (snakeskin)
3 Puntius Denisonii
possibly some Celestial Danios I dunno i just love them.
or some Phantom Tetras.. havent decided
Red Cherry/Crystal Shrimp
... thats all on the inverts and fish that I can think of so far.
Plants. I want to incorporate many elements in this tank so I do have two peices of driftwood which Ill get pictures of soon , one is in the tank now, the other is large and needs work before i use it, IF i can use it.
I also want rock around the drifwood, to create that midwater feel, not deep lake, not shallow stream but somewhere in the middle...
I konw I want an HC bed, some Crypts, Hygrophillia, Alternanthera reineckii, Rotala wallichi, Limnophila aromatica (i dunno im obsessed with this plant, but there is another one that looks like it that starts with a P... i forget...), Anubias, Bolbitis, etc?...
I havent really narrowed the plant list down much.. I know I want a few of those.
Any suggestions of course will help.
Things I still need to get are
the SunSun Filter (the 380gph one) im also going to use an Eheim 2215
Inline heater to fit the sunsun
CO2 Canister, I already have a duel gauge regulator
Lighting (which I just found where i can get it)
Have the stand built, which will be Bright High Gloss White
and the rest of the substrate/decorations
Oh and the 17mm lily pipes
I was going to set up a smaller tank before I had this one built so I went and bought all this stuff for a smaller tank which I cant use with a bigger one.
I think its around 65gallons... im not sure i forget how to find volumn LOL (Behavioral Neuroscience Major not a mathmatics!)