Help Me Aquascape My 30 Gallon?
I'm picking up a 30 gallon tank + stand + lighting + filters next week for 20 bucks. My two African cichlids will soon outgrow the 10 gallon tank - and my clown pleco clearly wants more space. Here is what I will have in the tank
Two African cichlids, one African Dwarf Frog, one Clown Pleco, some snails and ghost shrimp. If the snails get out of control my dwarf puffers will be vacationing in that tank to take care of the problem.
So, since I have no experience doing things the right way, this is what my goal is - maybe you guys can help
I want the most self sufficient tank possible. I would like to run it without an air pump. I want my aeration to be completely done by plants if possible. I'll be using liquid fertilizer and root tabs. I would also like a variety of plants and mosses. I think java ferns are ugly unless you can show me a way to place it better.
I have no idea what to do about substrate. I'd like one that never needs replaced and minimal vacuuming if thats possible.
SO - who wants to teach me? Haha