As if I didn't have enough tanks, I decided about a two months ago to use my temporary holding tank as a grow out/farm tank. I must add that my girlfriend has been gracious enough to allow me to have this tank in the kitchen and has given me minimal grief over it. I did have to break down my 65 Gal African Cichlid tank though but I consider it a fair trade.
It has been running now successfully with minimal issues. I thought I'd just share some photos of it and keep a log of how it's morphed over time. The successes with some plants, failures with others etc. It currently houses two African Dwarf Frogs (the girlfriends). I'll add some ottos and maybe some Amano Shrimp for algae clean up but so far I haven't needed it.
EcoComplete Substrate left over from my 36gal breakdown with Root Tabs
Standard Aqueon 20g Long
BuildMyLED 30" 10k Planted Fixture (spare)
Aquaclear 30 HOB
Atomic Paintball CO2 regular V2 with 24oz CO2 tank
Atomic CO2 Diffuser (50mm)
Spare CalAqua drop checker I had laying around
(I apologize if I don't spell it correctly)
Ammania Sp. Bonsai
Eriocaulon sp. "Shiga"
Spikey Moss (On SS Mesh)
Flame Moss (On SS Mesh)
Peacock Moss (On SS Mesh)
I just added the CO2 last week so I'm still dialing it in. I wanted to add other plants from my display tanks as I trim that are more rare and require CO2 to grow out.
The Blyxa, Ammania and Downoi are doing really well. My mosses have just started to acclimate and take off as well.
Just some quick shots via my iPhone"
Thanks for looking. As always, comments and discussion are always welcomed