Aquarium dimensions (outer): 48" x 12" x 20"
Filtration: Eheim 2215
Heater: 200w Eheim Jager
Substrate: Flourite Black, sandblasting sand, peat moss, Eco-Complete
Lighting: 2x 55w PC 5000k from AHsupply.com, 2x 28w T5 6700k fluorescent by Coralife
Total lighting: 166w
Note: The lighting kit from ahsupply has not arrived yet. Just checked status on-line, cleared customs this afternoon in Montreal, should be heading to Toronto already. Expecting arrival soon.
Water chemistry (approximate)
CO2: 3x 2litre DIY CO2 bottles hooked up to ladder. Note: Right now it's only 1x bottle, need to get more bottles.
Temperature: 76 degrees farenheit
Fertilizer: Dry dosing, trace elements once every two weeks, macro-nutrients as needed
Fauna: Carnegiella strigata, Corydoras panda, Corydoras pygmaeus, Hemigrammus bleheri, Neocaridina denticulata sinensis , var. red, Otocinclus sp.
Flora: Blyxa japonica, Echinodorus tenellus v. 'Tenellus', Eleocharis acicularis, Glosstigma elatinoides, Hygrophila corymbosa, Hygrophila polysperma, Hygrophila polysperma 'Rosanervig', Microsorum pteropus, Lilaeopsis brasiliensis, Sagittaria subulata, Salvinia cucullata, Spirodela polyrhiza, Vesicularia dubyana
55g and stand in the basement. This picture is a few weeks old. As you can see, the stand has not been painted yet. The final finish is flat black (keep scrolling to look at finished stand colour).
Last picture of 20g: My first planted tank. Torn down for now, maybe more good things to come for this 20g.
Getting some equipment ready for upgrade.
$10 for 10g--temporary holding tank. Already dreaming about new 10g planted tank in the future.
Hint of things to come.
Pictures of 20g and 10g. I had to take about ten trips between the tanks while netting the fish and shrimp.
Five hours later. Just finished setting up! Finally done! Very murky water. I should've taken more pictures during the set-up. But the place was a mess so I didn't bother to.
A few hours later, after intense filtration with 2x aquaclear 70 HOB, 1x eheim 2215. 56w coralife lights are on. AC70 on the right side is original filter--cycling purposes. Left AC70 is stuffed with all filter floss--polishing the dusty water. All of them have DIY sponges in the intake to protect the shrimp.
A late night-time. Tannins are leaking from new manzanita pieces (didn't care to soak ahead of time).
The next night, camera set to high exposure. Moonlights are on in pitch darkness--15 second photo exposure.
10 second photo exposure.
5 second photo exposure.
Regular exposure. Or is it 2.5 seconds? Don't remember :P
Right now when you look close-up, it's kind of messy with dust and waste everywhere. I'll take macro shots very soon.