This tank is just in the starting stages. Ive got a hardware list and a general idea of what I want. No plant list or anything yet.
OK--got impatient and instead of starting a new 40B like I had planned, I tore down one of my current tanks--a 50g breeder. It is similar to a 40b-just two inches taller. I had it packed with sword plants and crypts--took them all out and tossed them--I know, I shouldve sold them, but some of them had BBA on them and I just didnt have the heart to pass that on to someone else.
Special credit to anyone who gets the reference of the name of this tank
Hydor inline heater
Tek 4x39w fixture with Geissman bulbs
Aquarium plants.com substrate
2 year old Aquasoil ( with Jobes "palms and ferns" root fert sticks )
Green leaf dry ferts--gonna dose EI on this one like the rest of my tanks.
Undecided on critters-but Im leaning toward Green neons, some Peacock Gudgeons, some zebra Otos and some Pygmy Corydoras ( gotta do some research on which ones I want--want them to stay on the bottom )
This tank was already (over)stocked with;
11x Bloodfin tetra
4x Cardinal tetra
11x Bronze Corydoras
2x Bolivian Rams
1x Ancistrus 'bristlenose' pleco
1x Clown pleco
1x 'creamsicle' sailfin Molly
I plan a 'dutch' layout with this tank. Something like this is the hopes--note--these are NOT my tanks--I dig em though ;
current flora list ;
Echinodorus Angustifolia 'vesuvias'
Nymphaea zenkeri 'Red'
Hygrophila corymbosa 'Siamensis'
Lindernia sp. India
Ludwigia sp red
Hygrophila sp 'Tiger'
Hygrophila sp 'Bold'
Staurogyne sp 'Porto Velho'