Photo Caption:The Opaline Gourami and Gold Gourami. My favourite fish, which sadly passed away. The blue one went into fits mysteriously all of a sudden and I think it hit its head on the reflectors. Gold one passed away a couple days later. Water parameters all tested fine.
Description: 106 US Gal / 400 Liters.
Juwel brand glass tank with internal filter removed.
2 x Juwel light ballasts with 36 watt bulbs, one on 12 hours, the other on 11 hours per day (set to simulate damn and dusk).
1200 LPH / 317 GPH canister filter cleaned every six weeks.
300 watt Hydor in-line heater.
Cleaned every 2-3 weeks.
Plants fertilized with Flourish, Flourish Excel, and Pro-Aqua plant bags...No CO2. Changing the plant layout all the time.
Some driftwood, some tuffa rock.
Nearly constant 7.2 pH.
Running 1 year Sept. '07.
Advice: Don't buy cheap equipment...buy the right stuff the first time!
Quote: Life is what happens when you're busy making other plans. (John Lennon)
About Yourself: Nail Tech student. Sometimes I love my tank, sometimes I don't!! Trying to overcome black algae. Still too nervous about adding CO2, even though I have a Carbo Plus Unit and pH monitor! Would love to set up a 50 gal. malawi tank.