Description:300 gallon South American
Tank is 8'L x 2'H x 30"W
Lighting = 3 150watt 10,000k MH & 4 96watt 6700k CF
Filtering = 2 Eheim Pro 3 2080 & 1 Eheim Pro 2 2128
Tank has 2 Pressurized CO2 systems
Fish Kept:15 * Discus (green discus Tefe), 75* rumynoses, 50 * corydoras sterbai.
Some cardinal tetra's, dwarf puffers (to keep the snails hidden) and about 40 ottocinclus
Current pop. Central American Cichlids
Advice:Read. A lot. Then read more. Then ask questions, and really think about the answers. There's lots of information out there, but it is up to you to decide what is good information!
Remember, everyone started somewhere. Some people forget ;)
Description:135Gal planted discus and tetra tank on a 75gal sump
Description:tank size 120 x 45 x 65 lighting 8 x 36 watt T8 Fluorescent filtration Eheim 2217 Plus CO2 pressure controlled by pH changes. Micro and macro elements(DIY) added 3 times weekly A routine of a 50% water change every week
Advice:i just switched to a soil bed with a flourite top. this is a picture that is only 2 months old from switching from just flourite. its a bit more involved to set up but everything has been growing like crazy.
About Yourself:Recently taken up the hobby after a 15-year hiatus. After keeping Oscars previously, I took inspiration from planted aquaria I saw on various websites. Now my set-up is 90+ days old it's looking really good. It's very rewarding to see it take shape and relaxing to just sit & observe after a day's work.
Advice:Plan ahead! Consider doing a mood board before you commit. Research your purchases and consider what you want your aquarium to look like. The advances in tech & equipment vs when I started the hobby over 30 years ago are amazing. If you are going to add plants, consider CO2 to get the best out of them. Take time to enjoy your investment.
Description:My tank after 120 days and additional plants.
Description:This picture was taken a while ago, there have been a few changes since. The fish include: 10 harlequin rasboras, 2 SAE's, 5 otocinclus, 6 corydoras, 4 german blue rams, a few killi fish, and 6 cardina japonica shrimp. I don't gravel vac too often. I will just push the tube into the plants as far as possible to get debris out. Every once in a while I will uproot plants to gravel vac and then replant, this also keeps things from getting too dense.