Planted Tank Obsessed
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Mt. Pleasant, Michigan USA
Help with a 46gal Bowfront
I curently have a 46 gal. bowfront freshwater community tank that has been up and running since October '04. It currently has an Emporer 400 power filter, 3" of natural gravel, all chemical levels are fine, no CO2 and (1) 30w 4,200K fluorescent bulb (yellow tint). The inhabitants are (1) 2" Clown Pleco, (1) 4 1/2" Bristlenose Pleco, (2) 3" Yo-Yo Loaches, (6) 1 1/2" Black Skirt Tetras, (6) 2" Juili Corydoras, (6) 1" Zebra Danios, (3) 3/4" Otos, and a few litllte snails that are to big for the loaches. Plants are all real and they include some Java Fern, Java Moss, Anarchis, some hornwort, (2) nice crypts and some lilly plant from Wal-Mart (bulb). Also have some driftwood, rocks, and slate.
Everything is running fine, I have had no fish deaths yet (knocks on wood). Plant growth is slow but that was expected. Now comes my question... I just ordered 3 bags of eco-complete and (1) 36" 1x96W Coralife 6,700K freshwater Aqualight.
Am I an idiot for ordering this stuff since all if fine in my underwater world. Now I want to take the next step and try my aquascaping skills. Am I heading in the right direction? Any comments and Ideas will be much appreciated.