This is a first attempt at a fresh water community tank with plants.
Substrate is washed blasting sand with flourite, then topped with mexican beach pebbles
Driftwood is Malaysian off of ebay. I ran it through the dishwasher for about 4 cycles then place in the tank.
Filters are Emperor 400(2), with a LED bubbler strip.
Lighting is 2 36" dual T8s/2 plant lights and 2 regular
Water is all Seachem products. Prime,Stability, Flourish and Excel
Patience is key. and for larger tanks always have a separate smaller tank like a 10 gallon for quarantine. Treaking ICK in a large tank is a pain. Also most peoiple dont tell you this but DO NOT put aquarium salt in your tank if you have live plants. It will kill them over night.
Mollies,Platys, Corys, Golden alge eater, Rubber lip plecosumus, African black knife,Clown loach, tons of ghost shrimp, 4 snails, african dwarf frogs, 4 Angel fish, neon tetras, other tetras, rainbow fish....uh i think thats it. All together about 60 fish not including the 50 ghost shrimp.( they dont last long, my Angelfish eats them, its a great treat for them though)
I have a wide variety of plants. from moss ball to java fern.
I am a dog groomer at Petsmart and me and my co workers kinda got in the hobby. I found a good deal on a large tank and I wanted to do it right. about 1500$ later im still learning stuff.