The tank is an Oceanic 178 with a footprint of 60.5X24.5X29.25. My son made the Oak stand and the Canopy is being built now. It has CO2 injection into a reactor hooked up to one of the two Rena XP3 canisters. The CO2 side has a 300W Rena Smart heater on it. The other canister has and inline 300W heater. The lighting consists of 6X85W 59 inch long retro-fit T5HO lights, and 2 coralife 2W lunar lights. The tank has only been running since November 16 2008. It is a work in progress. I am battling staghorn algae right now I believe due to my CO2 being too low. I am using PPS-Pro daily dosing as described in this article. http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/f...e-pps-pro.html
30 Cardinal Tetra
5 Dwarf Neon Rainbowfish
4 Pair of German Blue Rams
1 Black Ghost knife
200+ Red Cherry Shrimp
3 Amano Shrimp
6 Corydoras Sterbai
Anubias barteri v. 'nana'
Anubias barteri v. 'coffeefolia'
Anubias barteri v. nana 'petite'
Crypt walkeri (from Matt)
narrow-leaf tall Subulata
narrow leaf dwarf Subulata
Corkscrew Vals-Vallisneria americana v. 'Biwaensis'
Amazon Sword/Echinodorus Amasonicus
Sunset Hygrophila/Hygrophila polysperma 'Rosanervig'
Giant Hygrophila/Hygrophila corymbosa v. 'Siamensis'
Low-Grow Hygrophila/Hygrophila corymbosa 'compact' (from Matt)
Baby Tears/Micranthemum umbrosum
Narrow Leaf Java Fern/Microsorum pteropus v. 'narrow leaf' (from Matt)
African Fern/Bolbitis heudelotti (from Matt)
Red Temple/Alternathera reinekii (from Matt)
Rotala colorata (from Matt)
Rotala rotundifolia (from Matt)
Blyxa japonica (from Matt)
Phoenix Moss/Fissidens fontanus - the mossy looking plant (from Matt)
Red Lily dwarf (from Matt)
Najas roraima (from Matt)
Tonina belem (from Matt)
Salvinia Oblongfolia (from Matt)
I would like to order some riccia fluitans for a carpet look.
The driftwood is from Ted Judy.
I have had 2 RenaXP3's on it up until a few days ago when I had to steal it temporarily for another tank. Thus the 2 power heads to keep things moving and the heater hanging in the middle of nowhere to keep the tank heated evenly. Very soon it will be returned to the 178. Perhaps I should not have started the thread until the canopy was installed and the filter returned, I was so excited about the plants I overlooked the powerheads and heater haning in the front.
I was able to get a lot of these plants from Helgymatt as a trade for some German Blue Rams. It was great to meet him Wednesday night and have him in my home. He is a great guy, very knowledgable, and extremely helpful. I want to thank him again for giving me plants I would have never been able to have. I only hope I can keep them looking as nice as they do today.
Thanks for looking.