The Planted Tank Forum banner
1 - 20 of 68 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,202 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
Title is "Big Leaf" because it's a big "leap" from my old 10G to a 38G.

Tank Specs & Stats:
Tank: 38G [36"x12"x19"]
Filter: AquaClear 20 + Rena Filstar XP2 [Arriving Jan. 5th '10]
Heater: Aqueon 100W, AquaClear 50W
Lighting: Coralife Double Light SW (swapping lights) Arriving Jan. 5th '10]
Substrate: 1/3 Eco Complete, 2/3 Fluorite Black
Decor: Manzanita Driftwood and Lava Rocks
CO2: DIY for now, but will do pressurized later on.

Fauna:
3 Peacock Gudgeons
4 Pencilfish
3 Guppies

5 Nerites (Zebra and Clithon spp.)
2 Cherry Shrimp

Flora:
Vallisnerias
Anubias
Hygros
Flame Moss
Taiwain Moss
Tiger Lotus
Java Fern

As for stocking, I'm not sure exactly what I'm gonna have aside from the Peacock Gudgeons, Habrosus Corydoras and Angelfish and a school of 10 or Furcata or Threadfin Rainbowfish.

If you have any suggestions on fish, I'd like to hear them!



Pics:



























 

·
Registered
Joined
·
646 Posts
what a great start! i love the setup of rocks & driftwood on the right. are you planning a carpet?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,202 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
Thanks for the response guys! Happy New Year!

The water is much clearer now, but it's still cloudy.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,262 Posts
Very nice!!:proud:

Most whom use rocks just put in rhizome plants. Yours is different from most.

Where are the Hygro?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,202 Posts
Discussion Starter · #10 ·
The hygro is in the back left (the dark area) I just realized it's cut out of the pic.

LIghts are gonna be here soon along with my XP2
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,202 Posts
Discussion Starter · #12 ·
I think it's NO. I ended up getting the SW but I was gonna swap out the actinic light for a 6700K since BigAlsOnline were out of the FW one.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,202 Posts
Discussion Starter · #13 ·
Stockig for this tank is going to be.

6 marbled hatchetfish
16 chili rasboras or 10 forktail rainbowfish
5 Peacock gudgeons
7 habrosus corydoras
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,202 Posts
Discussion Starter · #16 ·
Peacock Gudgeons, actually, Tateurndina ocellicauda. They are peaceful and grow to about 2.5 inches maximum. Females have a black stripe on the edge of their fins. Males have a pronounced bump on their head.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
103 Posts
Hi,
Where did you buy Peacock Gudgeons from? I had one fully grown but it jumped out of the tank.

Thanks,

Peacock Gudgeons, actually, Tateurndina ocellicauda. They are peaceful and grow to about 2.5 inches maximum. Females have a black stripe on the edge of their fins. Males have a pronounced bump on their head.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,202 Posts
Discussion Starter · #20 ·
I know, I spent so much money there combined than all the other fish store, but couldn't resist their fish varieties.
 
1 - 20 of 68 Posts
Top