I'm not sure where to begin with this.
Truth be told, I've been out of the hobby for a while and although I have a firm hold of the basics, I find myself leaning more towards "hopeful" than I am "confident" about this build. According to google my tank dimensions of L151 W51 H66 cm puts me at 118.87 US gallons. To date this is largest aquarium I've ever owned. Prior to this I had a 46gal which went down hill due to life/work changes resulting in me not being able to put in the time needed for maintenance...
In many ways I'm in new territory and I believe that navigating my way through it has been made possible via the information this site holds and it's helpful members. And it's on that note that I want to take a moment to acknowledge a few of this sites members...
For stocking suggestions that set me on a species only binge watch on youtube. @Greggz
For your kind words of encouragement and inspiration. @Colin W
rexam For going above and beyond to help me with a plant list. Everyone in this Betta Splenden community thread: https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/2...nity-tank.html
for chewing the fat with me and exploring the possibilities. @swarley
for your hardscape guidance.' @PlantedRich
for pointing out a glaring rookie mistake that would have set me back several days without your assistance. @TheDude
1 for your enthusiasm @Mike!
for your journals. Grobbins48 for your help... I should stop there because I can't possibly @Eve
ryone and I I'll undoubtedly miss a lot more than a few of you. In short, thank you.
Juwel Rio 450L
Filtration & Circulation
Hydor Koralia 5000
Eheim Skim 350
2x31W LED DAY - 1800 K
2x31W LED NATURE - 1300 K
2X amano shrimp
3.15kg pressurized cylinder
Alternanthera Reineckii ''Mini'
Anubias Nana Bonsai
Anubias Nana 'Mini'
Anubias Nana Pangolino
Anubias Nana Pinto
Bucephalandra Crisped Leaves
Bucephalandra Deep Purple
Bucephalandra Lamandau Mini Red
Bucephalandra Wavy Green
Hydrocotyle tripartita Japan
Lagenandra meeboldii 'Red'
Lobelia sp. Mini
Ludwigia sp. Mini
Red Tiger Lotus Bulb*
*A few caveats*
I "lost" the Lotus bulb inside the aquarium. It's planted but I'm not exactly sure where
I'm undecided between the Marsilea Crenata and Micranthemum 'Monte-Carlo' as my main carpeting plant.
I bought several Cryptocoryne species at my LFS but don't remember the exact names.
As it stands although planted the aquarium is quite a mess. I have a huge algae bloom due to dechlorinated water and an uncycled FX6 filter. I'll be seeding the filter tomorrow with cycled media which will get rid of the bac bloom. The tank itself looks smaller in this pic..
I have a decent DSLR camera but I'm still getting to grips with the settings menu, which is both vast and daunting. I will update once the bloom clears with some decent pics.