12G xlong tank
Looking for some opinions on this planned setup. Im going to be buying a 36" Long*8.5" Wide*9.5" Tall 12gallon aquarium for my desk. It will run along the back of the desk next to the wall. For lighting I am planning a coralife aqualight 42watt T5. So that will give me 3.5WPG of T5. I probably wont be using CO2 as I want to keep clutter to a min since this will be on my desk...not to mention I dont want to mess with it. I can dose Excel if necessary.
For substrate I am interested in having a really nutrient rich base, I will use a base layer of peat moss and Jobes Fern&Palm plant spikes covered with 20lbs Caribsea Suset Gold sand. Fish Im planning to keep are a shoal of 12 Chilli Rasboras, trio of Scarlet Badis, Cherry shrimp, Nerites and a couple of Otos.
Now for plants, I will be using some petite anubias nana and a C.lucens from my 5G as it will be phased out. I would like to stear clear of moss or fern as that is what dominates my other 2 planted tanks. What kind of plants would you guys suggest? I would really love some E.tenellus, and Blyxa japonica if they would survive.