"Wannabe Dutch" High-Tech 40B
Greetings fellow TPT users!
Ive had this tank since the petco $1/Gallon sale almost two years ago. Its only recently been turned into a planted tank, about six solid months now. Before it ever saw any kind of flora, it was a fish only system. Now that Im much more informed about the needs of aquatic plants I decided to start it over half a year ago. I knew at that point I wanted a high tech tank because I wanted to experience the absolute most out of my plants. This is also my first tank with MTS.
The substrate is MTS capped with Caribsea Black TMS. The TMS is very fine to the touch, worth every penny IMO.
-Standard 40 Breeder
-Quad Odyssea T5-HO Light
-Aqueon Pro Heater 200W
-Aquatek Premium CO2 Regulator on 20oz Paintball Tank
-Glass Drop Checker
-Eheim Ecco Pro 2234
-Hagen Elite Mini Filter as CO2 Diffuser
-Persicaria sp. Kawagoeanum
-Crypt. Bronze Wendtii
-Crypt. Green Wendtii
-Crypt. Nurii 'pahang mutated'
-Hygrophila sp Tiger
-Anubias Nana var 'Petite'
-4 Male Praecox Rainbow's
I have been unsuccessful at trying to locate female P. Rainbows to add to the school. When I do find some, Ill probably fill out the school to maybe 9 total, 4 male and 5 female. The rainbows are somewhat aggressive to each other, however Im pretty sure its because I only have males. Hopefully the aggression will subdue when the females are in.
As for the guppys, they were an impulse buy from my dad who has supported me and this expensive hobby throughout the years. Theres no way I could have made it this far without his help. I must admit, however, they have grown on me!
Right now the tank is looking pretty decent. Im quite happy with the outcome. Who knows, maybe Ill do a complete rescape with a hardscape after another year or so...
Heres are some shots of the tank back when It was first started:
(The tank has come a long way!)
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