It is going to be converted into a brackish mangrove tank. I am planning on having it setup with a lot of rocks and mangrove plants only filling it up with water about 75% of the way.. I am thinking a lot of rock and of course the mangrove plants as well as a lot of Java fern which does well in lowlight and brackish water..
As for inhabitants, I am planning on Mudskippers, Archers, some type of goby, maybe Night Gobies) and either Scats or Mono's. I may consider a couple of either Green Spot or Figure 8 puffers. I know Mono's get frigging huge and when adults require marine water, so I will probably not go that way.
Sounds like what I am trying to do.
I have a 110g that I am going to move my blue spotted mudskippers into.
I have mangroves that are going to be converted down to brackish.
I have been looking for some more plants that will work in this kind of tank. Any ideas?
I have had green Spot and Figure 8 puffers before (In one of my SW tanks... unfortunately they were faster than several other fish and a couple ate themselves to death.
Have you heard of anyone keeping Green Spot or Figure 8 puffers with mudskippers? I am a little worried about them picking on the mudskippers. (or if they are too small, getting picked on by the mudskippers) Same with several other types of fish and crabs.
For substrate I am going to mix black and white sand.
My Skips have back sand now, kinda hard to see them in it though. It's pretty cool, but the back and white sand in my 120 SW tank is sweet. Totally the way to go.
My FX5 return line will be rigged in a corner and will cause the return water to cascade down a large rock pile as it is acting as my mechanical filtration. I will figure something out so that there will be no or minimal splashing. This will help keep the moss wet that I am hoping will do well in the low salinity I am planning 1.008. My eheim Pro II 2026 will be my biofilter/water polisher and the spraybar will be removed and the return positioned near the bottom go give a low current.
I am really excited about this.. Anything I am missing here?
When I start this setup I will post pictures of the setup and all. Start time looks like about 3 weeks.
I'd love to see pics of how yours goes. I have been working on getting a stand for mine. Hopefully I'll get it up soon so I can start it cycling.