Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Plymouth, MA, USA
Petco 6.6 Gallon Bookcase: Beginner
I recently purchased a 6.6 Gallon bookcase system from Petco. I have decided also to go the planted tank way to both challenge myself as well as the aesthetically pleasing/symbiotic practicality of this method for the aquarium system. However, due to the size restraints (8" long x 24 wide x 9 H) I was wondering if Dwarf Hair Grass (DHG) would be a good carpet plant for this tank?
Also, what would be a good background plant for this size? I want something a bit dense for the fish to hide/frolic in so with that in mind;I plan on stocking the tank with red cherry shrimp(2?), a small school of rasboras(4-5), and perhaps a snail when the time comes.
Again, in left field too, the HOB filter appears to be a simple hang-on-back 2-stage filter, any suggestions for a 3 stage filter for this size?
To appease everyone:
Stock T5 18"-15W bulb
CaribSea FloraMax mixed with tank sand in a mix of 3:1 Floramax to sand
Dry start for plants with a 3 week estimated misting/fertilizing period prior to flooding
Tank decor (excluding flora):
A decent sized piece of driftwood that will be propped up in a fashion to be depicted tomorrow with empty tank picture
Any help is appreciated! This is my first planted tank and I will be starting it soon with ideally weekly updates of progress including pictures (iphone, sorry camera is broke)