Moonwasaloon 55 Plant Journal
Good Afternoon Everyone!
This is the biggest tank that I ever had, and excited to finally have some room to work with. Before I had the 55 gallon setup, I only had a 12 gallon Fluval edge ( what a pain in the ass to plant) and a 10 gallon tank, so the 55 gallon feels like an Ocean to me right now! I started the tank around 1/1/2019, and have been taking it very slow with adding fish and plants, but Iím now readying on turning this into a full on planted tank. I recently purchase my co2 Regulator, a Co2 Art Dual stage Regulator, and was able to have it install on 1/26/2019. Iím going to be doing my first water change, and then will start dosing with Aquarium co-op easy green, and hope the plants take off.
Iím currently using my Samsung S7 for picture and videos, but need to upgrade to a better camera to take better photo of the stocking.
Aqueon 55 Fish Tank
Imagitarium Brooklyn Metal Tank Stand Ė Very Helpful since the tank is in my basement, and my house is unleveled. The leveling feet helped a lot to get the leveling correct!
: Current Serene Freshwater LED Kit (Model 4027)
From what I have been told, this light should be around Low/Med Light.I may in the future add an additional beamworks light if I feel I need additional light.
Eheim Ecco Pro 2236, with sponge on intake. Inside the filter, I have two stages of lava rock, one stage of coarse filter media and seachem purigen. And one layer of just poly fiber to polish the water.
300 Watt Viaqua Heater. I also have a 200 watt Viaaqua Heater in the tank, but currently unplugged. The tank is in the basement, and unsure how well the one heater will handle when the basement temperature drops. Both Heaters are being controlled by an Inkbird temperature controller.
Co2 Art Dual stage Regulator. Currently using a 60 mm Precision co2 Atomizer, but having issues with it leaking. Iím working with nilocg to replace this, and going to upgrade to inline co2 atomizer.
Aquarium Co-op Easy green
Fish (1/29/2019 Stocking)
3 Albino Bristlenose Pleco
1 Koi Angel
2 Pearl Gourami
3 Boesemani rainbowfish
1 Bolivian Ram
6 Albino Cory
2 Garra rufa
I know this may be overstocked at this time, but I will probably remove some fish as time goes on. The centerpiece fish at this point are the archerfish and the rainbows.
Plants: (1/29/2019 Stocking)
Crypt Pink Flamingo
Crypt Wendtii Ė Red
1 -Aponogeton Madagascar Bul
1 Ė Mystery Aponogeton bulb
Ludwigia Sp Red
Mini Bolbitis ( Baby Leaf )
I know the plants seems to be all over the place. These are all trimmings that I had from other tanks, and Iím seeing what grows and what doesnít. I most likely will be removing the Wisteria and Hornwort, as they will end up starving the other plants of Nitrite
Plants looking to add :
AR Mini Varieg.
Myriophyllum 'red stem'
I want to try to get some red into the tank to balance out the color, so it doesnít look 100% green
Please provide any advice you can to improve the tank. I know it looks like a mess right now, but working slowly on it!