I got this tank to replace my very sorry 20 gallon.
It has been a catch all tank for quite some time, and it has a total of 15 watts of light. The only thing that will grow is that anubias, and it is very slow.
It will be housing an 7-8" Raphael catfish. (I really should measure him.) I have had him like 11 years, and it is about time he got enough room to live.
I am not sure what else I will be putting in there for fish yet.
The plan right now; (this might change of course.)
I am planning on having a low light set up.
I am going to try out some mineralized top soil, and cover that with gravel.
For now I will just be using a magnum hot hob canister filter, and I might add that whisper for good measure.
For plants I am thinking lots of crypts, and some anubias, and of course some java fern, as I have tons of it.
Not sure about the hardscape. I love driftwood, but I will have some rock in there too, as it is easier to make a cave for the raphael out of rock, and I have some nice rocks. I will have to see how it turns out.
Today I bought some window tint from the auto section at Walmart. I am going to try putting that on the back of the tank and see how it looks. If I don't like that, I might just paint the tank.
It will be a while before the tank actually gets put together, as I have to soak the soil, ect.
Comments and ideas are welcome!