I set this tank up March, 2005. I had a 20L (thread here
) but was fortunate enough to have been given a nice 50G w/ stand.
For lighting I modified a hanging 48" dual bulb fixture to hold two ballasts and overdrove each bulb 4x. I am using a GE plant light (6700K) and a Coralife 10000K bulb.
pH: 6.5, co2 w/ controller. gH: 7, KH: 3, temp 80F dose 25ml of fertilizer mix per week.
Fish: Mated pair of Rams (Mikrogeophagus ramirezi
), Mated pair of Peacock Gudgeon (Tateurndina ocellicauda
Pics for April 2005 ..
Viewing down the right side w/ pic of Gudgeon.
Side view again.
Japonica, glosso, wood.
Rams nesting area.
Pic of the anubias, melon sword, co2 reactor + equipment.
The male Gudgeon.
Female Ram laying eggs. Very blurry.
Whole tank 10 days ago.
10 days later (today) the fern has added a lot of mass.
That's it for now, just the beginning!