Photo #3 - I Have Been Working On This Tank Step By Step For...

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Photo Caption: I have been working on this tank step by step for several weeks now, and it is finally starting to take shape. It is a 20 gallon tall, with a homemade 3D cement background. I am using Eco-Complete for my bottom substrate (1.5 inches), topped with Quikrete Medium Commercial Grade sand (1.5 inches). After all the decorations, substrate, and background, the tank fills at 13-14 gallons. I'm running an Aquaclear 50 HOB filter, with peat-moss added in the filtration system to bring down my pH. I've equipped an ViaAqua 100-Watt Quartz Glass heater, set to about 78 F. I've decorated with Malaysian drift wood as my centerpiece, with a second piece of smaller driftwood from my LFS. I built my own CO2 injector, powered by Yeast and a sugar water mixture for food. I anticipate the mixture to supply about 2 weeks of CO2 per batch. I am ultimately designing this tank for German Blue Rams, living along side of Neon and Glowlight Tetras, and Nerite Snails, but I am taking it step by step slowly, as GBR's are very sensitive to water parameters and I want the tank to be perfect for them.
fish tank picture - Updated photo of my 20 gallon tank.
20 gallons freshwater fish tank (mostly fish and non-living decorations) - Update of my tank.
20 gallons planted tank (mostly live plants and fish) - I have been working on this tank step by step for several weeks now, and it is finally starting to take shape. It is a 20 gallon tall, with a homemade 3D cement background. I am using Eco-Complete for my bottom substrate (1.5 inches), topped with Quikrete Medium Commercial Grade sand (1.5 inches). After all the decorations, substrate, and background, the tank fills at 13-14 gallons. I'm running an Aquaclear 50 HOB filter, with peat-moss added in the filtration system to bring down my pH. I've equipped an ViaAqua 100-Watt Quartz Glass heater, set to about 78 F. I've decorated with Malaysian drift wood as my centerpiece, with a second piece of smaller driftwood from my LFS. I built my own CO2 injector, powered by Yeast and a sugar water mixture for food. I anticipate the mixture to supply about 2 weeks of CO2 per batch. I am ultimately designing this tank for German Blue Rams, living along side of Neon and Glowlight Tetras, and Nerite Snails, but I am taking it step by step slowly, as GBR's are very sensitive to water parameters and I want the tank to be perfect for them.

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State: Minnesota
Country: United States
Description: -20 gallon tall -homemade 3D cement background -Eco-Complete (1.5 inches) -Quikrete Medium Commercial Grade sand (1.5 inches) -Aquaclear 50 HOB filter, with peat-moss added in the filtration system to bring down my pH -ViaAqua 100-Watt Quartz Glass heater, set to about 78 F. -Malaysian drift wood as my centerpiece, with a second piece of smaller driftwood from my LFS -DIY CO2 injector I am ultimately designing this tank for German Blue Rams, living along side of Neon and Glowlight Tetras, and Nerite Snails, but I am taking it step by step slowly, as GBR’s are very sensitive to water parameters and I want the tank to be perfect for them.
Advice: Take it slow, plan it out.
Fish Kept: 2x Glowlight Tetra, 9x Neon Tetra, 2x German Blue Ram, 2x Sunburst Platy, 2x Nerite Snail
Corals/Plants: 1x Anubias barteri [Anubias] 1x Cryptocoryne undulata [Crypt Undulata] 3x Echinodorus amazonicus [Amazon Sword] (2x tissue cultured) 3x Hygrophila 1x “tub” Eleocharis parvula [Dwarf Hairgrass] (tissue cultured)
Tank Size: 20 gallons

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