Hey guys, with Christmas having just passed, I finally received the final components I needed to set up my 20 long Neo breeding tank.
The tank is just a 20 long-30 inches.
Filter-ATI Max Sponge Filter ; Tetra Whisper 20ex (intake covered with sponge;purigen and filter floss)
Lighting-Beamswork HiLumen 75
Heater-75W hang on tank heater
Flora- None yet, will be getting them tomorrow because of my $30 giftcard to a new LFS! Super excited. I will try to get a lot of Anubias, Java Ferns, and crypts. I have one pretty large Anubias in my 20 high that will probably move over. And of course, a crap load of java moss. The moss will be tied to....
Hardscape: One medium sized piece of Mopani Driftwood, one local piece found in the pasture behind my house, and another piece of bogwood purchased at petco. These pieces will be doused with java moss and rhizome plants. Crypts and maybe a sword or two will be the only stem plants.
Substrate: Black Diamond Blasting Sand, most bang for my buck.
Water: I received a RO unit for Christmas, will be buying the tubing required tomorrow and will be using that, maybe cut with tap water or another buffer. Any suggestions? I have really high phosphates and my PH is usually too high to breed Neos, hoping the RO will fix all of this.
Fauna: A lot lot lot of shrimp. I will start with inexpensive and basic red cherry shrimp, and if successful, will move to more expensive shrimp.
I probably forgot some stuff, but I will fix it. Will update tomorrow with plants, substrate, and hopefully a tank full of RO water!