I have had 20H and 10g planted tanks running for about a year now, but I was able to acquire a 50 gallon with substrate and light for a reasonable price from another member here (Thanks JDinh). I have had this tank set up for about a month now, but just finally got a digital camera, so I figured i'd share my setup with you. Comments and criticisms are very welcome!
Schultz Aquatic Plant Soil
Coralife 2X96W light (96W from 11-8:30, 192W from 12-6)
cascade 700 and cascade 500 canister filters
Pressurized CO2 with Rexulator and DIY reactor(run inline on canister)
Hardscape: Driftwood w/ riccia, riccia rock
Flora: HM, blyxa japonica, rotala colorata, rotala sp green, rotala rotundifolia, ludwigia palustris, ludwigia arcuata, eriocaulon type 2, riccia, limnophila aromatica, hygro sunset, hygro bold, Myriophyllum mattogrossense, rotala vietnam, rotala hippuris, Rotala sp. 'Goias', Polygonum sp. 'Kawagoneum', Ranunculus inundatus, echinodorus orientalis, peacock moss rope. I also just started to grow a mat of HC for the foreground using the method described by Tom Barr in a recent post.
Fauna: 15 harlequin rasboras, 4 bolivian rams, 2 northern blue rainbows, 4 julli corys, 2 pygmy corys, 4 unidentified otos (Anyone know what they are from the pic below?), rubberlipped pleco, 2 white cloud mountain minnows, 4 cambarellus shufeltii
Here are some photos. The tank is still filling in, and i'm planning to switch some of the plants out for others in the near future. Thanks for looking and for comments and criticisms!
UnID'd oto. Any help here?
Rams:I think the first photo is 2 females, while the next 2 photos are a male. Anyone have opinions here?
Sorry for the quality of some of the pics. These fish won't sit still!