Tank Suggestions
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Beginner Freshwater Aquarium » Tank Suggestions

Tank Suggestions

This is a discussion on Tank Suggestions within the Beginner Freshwater Aquarium forums, part of the Freshwater Fish and Aquariums category; --> Hey guys, ive been staring at my tank and im honestly not really happy with it yet. I feel like its missing so much. ...

Check out these freshwater fish profiles
Guppy
Guppy
Darter Characin
Darter Characin
Reply
Old 12-15-2009, 01:18 AM   #1
 
Tank Suggestions

Hey guys, ive been staring at my tank and im honestly not really happy with it yet. I feel like its missing so much. Its 30g and I definetly want to add more plants mabey some micro swords, or some rocks, possibly build a cave just something, it looks so empty, so much open space. Im posting a few pics up for your suggestions, since i really like the way the majority of your tanks look. Im open to all suggestions.

I Also have a quick question about lighting. What would be a good type of lighting to use for my plants, some of them look great while one of them seems a lil ehh like. What are your opinions on Flourish Comprehensive. Ive read about people using it, should i buy some to help my plants? Also will it be safe for my fish?
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG00047-20091215-0203.jpg (99.1 KB, 29 views)
File Type: jpg IMG00048-20091215-0204.jpg (101.5 KB, 28 views)
File Type: jpg IMG00050-20091215-0206.jpg (102.7 KB, 28 views)

Last edited by mastermindc3pro; 12-15-2009 at 01:35 AM..
mastermindc3pro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2009, 09:16 AM   #2
 
Angel079's Avatar
 
I'd add many more plants in this tank.
What kinda signs do your current plants show, like yellow leaf or yellow spots? Yes then get a liquid fertilizer. I have recently also done a bunch research on various fert's and came up to use the flourish - How well it works (for me) I can't tell you just yet. But on here there's MANY people using this very successfully!
Angel079 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2009, 09:51 AM   #3
 
Hawkian's Avatar
 
Yeah more plants is the way to go I would say. You already have some sizable decor in there so a nice planted background would give the appearance of a densely plated forest. Fish would like it too.
Hawkian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2009, 12:19 PM   #4
 
Ive noticed that the fish stores around me dont sell the flourish, anyone know a good website with a decent price on it that sells it. Im going to go check out more plants today. everytime i go to petco the plants are yellow and dying so i pass on them. Also yes i have some yellow leaves and yellow spots.
mastermindc3pro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2009, 12:34 PM   #5
 
RogueGypsy's Avatar
 
All that tank is missing is a giant Sponge Bob and Shirley Squirrel! J/K

I'm definitely a fan of plants so definitely more plants, maybe a row of twisted Val along the back to screen the glass and give it more depth, or some Temple Green??? Something tall maybe even some Star Grass.

As far as ferts go, I can't help you much there, I'm still trying to get my plants to look great. I can say, beside SeaChem's Flourish, there are other comprehensive ferts that work well. Kent makes one that a lot of people like.


Brock
RogueGypsy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2009, 12:50 PM   #6
 
Lolololol at sponge bob. I acctually found a local fish store only 5 miles away so im going to look and see what plants he has. Im just tired of the people at petco trying to sell me dying plants.

Last edited by mastermindc3pro; 12-15-2009 at 12:53 PM..
mastermindc3pro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2009, 02:37 PM   #7
 
Angel079's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by mastermindc3pro View Post
Ive noticed that the fish stores around me dont sell the flourish, anyone know a good website with a decent price on it that sells it. Im going to go check out more plants today. everytime i go to petco the plants are yellow and dying so i pass on them. Also yes i have some yellow leaves and yellow spots.
Living close by me are you?

Here's where I order any tank stuff, good prices and super speedy shipping Pet Solutions
Look for Flourish Comprehensive Fert and/ or Excel - Me pers I start liquid all in 1 fetrs now and adding root tablets. Yellow spots is signs of deficits meaning not get enough and/ or all nutrition needed.
For buying plants only this is the site I use, love their quality Sweet Aquatics
Angel079 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2009, 03:32 PM   #8
 
Thank you so much, Is that sweet aquatics website safe to order off of? I clicked a few of their links like the shipment and returns to get an idea on shipping costs and there is nothing there...

Last edited by mastermindc3pro; 12-15-2009 at 03:37 PM..
mastermindc3pro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2009, 05:04 PM   #9
 
Angel079's Avatar
 
Yes I ordered 2x from them so far and I am totally happy! I donno about shipping rates, you can calculate them when you add stuff tot he cart - But $45 or more is free shipping, so that's why I never paid shipping

They're not too great in Marketing and doing bunch of fancy stuff on the page itself - But their plants sure ROCK and if you get lucky like me...I ordered 2 Crypto's and received 12
Angel079 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hermit Crab only tank... Suggestions on care and tank? veganchick Coral and Reef Creatures 6 02-04-2009 08:03 PM
My First Tank - suggestions el Mattador Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 47 12-31-2008 03:33 PM
2.5g Tank Suggestions emwalt Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 8 11-10-2008 01:49 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:53 PM.