Yeah, No, I know... For those of you who might have remembered me saying I'd never do FW ever again after doing the reef scene I apologize, you were right.
After receiving a lot of gifts from friends pushing me back into planted tanks I decided to take the plunge with an attempt at a 40 Breeder South American Biotope.
For Equipment I have:
2-96W CF Coralife fixture-Free
Eheim Canister 2232-Free
Current USA sub current internal wet dry filter-Free
EheimJager 125W heater-Free
AquaMedic CO2 reactor-$5
Western CO2 F.R.O.G.-Free
5Lbs CO2 tank-$10
25Lbs-CaribSea White Moon Sand-Free
Home Built Stand-$40
So far the livestock in the tank is 14 Cardinal tetras. I am at a crossroads right now. I want to do FW Shrimp, especially after having all the other crabs and shrimp in reef tanks but I also want to do some apistogrammas. Can they be done together? My eventual stocking for this tank would be 12 rummynose tetras
8 Apistogramma or a boat load of Shrimp
Is there any South American alternative that'll eat snails without being a mini wrecking ball in the process?
For plants Ive decided to go with a lot of Vals, and cabomba. Was hoping to throw in some scarlet temple and maybe a horemanii sword for colour. If anybody has any suggestions for some SA plants please shoot them.
It just goes to show if you mooch long enough off of your friends you can get everything you want.
Thanks to Clay's Ace for building everything and to Rocky Mountain Aquatics for all the plants. If you can get me a name for that black plant I'll throw pictures of it up pimping your service.
Enough of my shameless plugs if you have any comments or suggestions they'd be appreciated.