Planned Plant list (now with progress pics)
Ok, hi everyone, i am a new member, i have a few questions.
I just set up my tank just last week and it has been running with water, substrate, and filter and nothing else. A few pieces of driftwood has arrived in the mail and i have made some coconut caves. Here is my full information of the tank.
75 gallon tank
108 watts T5 lights with TEK reflectors (5,000k PLANTA bulb with enhanced red and pink colors for photosynthesis, 10,000k bulb)
Rena XP3 canister filter: 20 ppi, 30ppi, bioballs, carbon (temporary), marineland rite size fit pads, water polishing pad, water polishing pad + (temporary).
Silica play sand (3 1/2 inches deep)
Daily dosing of flourish excel
Flourish root tabs
Ph is about 7.6-7.8
20 von rio tetras
8 corydoras (probably bronze or albino)
4 bolivian rams
2 pearl guarmis
Algae eater (either 6 otos, 1 bn plec, amano shrimp, or SAE if i can find one)
Suggestions on other fish?
Valisneria (what type should i get?)
My question is will these plants work in my setup and are there other plants i could get? What fertilizers do i need besides the excel? Please note that i have inert silica sand so i dont want too many nutrients through roots plants in there although a tiny bit should be ok with the root tabs hopefully. Any other fish i could get?
Any comments or changes etc?
Last edited by musho3210; 06-29-2007 at 03:37 AM.