Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Toronto, Canada
23 gallon long setup with some tannins
I am starting this journal so I can document and keep track of the progress, hopefully this will also slow me down, I tend to get impatient and jump right into it.
23 gallon long (36 X 12 X 12)
Ecoxotic E-Series Full Spectrum LED – 36”
Sponge filter for now but will upgrade to a canister filter.
CaribSea Super Naturals Sunset Gold Sand
Two pairs for German Blue Rams – currently in quarantine
12 Neon or Cardinal Tetras – would love to hear about other suggestion here.
In the future would like to add Dwarf Cichlids or hatchet fish (will need a cover first.)
Maybe Brazilian Pennywort
Any other suggestions?
Osmocote root tabs
No plans for it right now but can add if required.
A lot of wood (still in search for longer branches\twigs), some river rocks, botanicals, and Oak leaves I picked locally.
Initially I was looking at a 20 gal long, but also wanted to utilize the 36” ecoxotic led light fixture I already had. So I started to look for a 36” tank and was lucky to come across this one at local tank manufacturer. Now I wish I had gone rimless, but didn’t want to wait the month to get it built.
For substrate I was planning to go with play sand but with the cold weather I couldn’t wash it outside and didn’t want that sand in my drains. So on Boxing Day sale I picked up CaribSea Super Naturals Sunset Gold Sand. I am using pool filter sand in my 90 gallon and didn’t want to use it in this tank.
Had a hard time finding botanical locally, I did look at Tannin Aquatics but with the delivery charge, customs/duty and the exchange rate it just didn’t make sense. Too bad because I would love have added some of those amazing pods to the tank. Maybe later on I’ll go for it.
I went to a trail not too far from my house and picked up a bag full of Oak leaves. For now I have dried and packed them, I will boil them as I need.
Thanks for reading…feedback, comments, and advice always welcomed and appreciated.
Last edited by rsam; 01-24-2019 at 02:38 AM.