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Fluval Flex 57

So my wife decided that our 4 year old needed a Betta. I'm not exactly the kind of guy that can just put a fish in a fish bowl though, so for the first time in 6 years I'm setting up a new planted tank. Going with all the bells and whistles I can think of since this is WAY cheaper than the reef tank I was originally going to build

  • Fluval Flex 57 (filter and light) (Light will probably get upgraded before too long).
  • Fluval M series heater
  • CO2 injectsion
  • Twinstar M5
  • Aquasolum aquasoil by Aquavitro (Seachem's premium stuffs)

Current photo period during initial grow out is 6 hours from 2PM to 8PM and CO2 will run from 1PM to 7PM.

Current planting list is:
  • Monte Carlo - carpet (3 week dry start to get roots established)
  • Ludwigia Palustris - in the very back to soak nutrients during initial grow out (will probably be ripped out once it gets too dense)
  • Cryptocoryne Tropica - will be the primary background plant
  • Bucephalandra Peacock - in and around the dragon stone
  • Christmas Moss - on the drift woodcarpet

Didn't bother to check parameters for night one. Will start running test tomorrow (with the kids help, he'll LOVE getting to be a scientist lol)

Stocking plan:
  • 1 Male Betta
  • 8ish Neon Tetras
  • 3ish Panda Corys
  • 1 dwarf whale shark

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