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BWG 11-27-2012 02:14 PM

Quickly thrown together 10 gallon
 
I ended up with some extra low light plants with from a plant package I bought for another tank. Not wanting to just chuck them I decided to throw a 10 gallon tank together quick as I had most of the equipment sitting around.

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I had to use extra rocks to hold down the driftwood, so I might have overdone it with them.

Specs
Light: Coralife 15w 10,000k T8 (I couldn't find 6,500k)
Filter: Finnex PX-360
Heater: Aqueon 50w
Substrate: 2 inches of Mircle Grow Organic Choice Potting Mix capped with 1 inch of playsand
Ferts: Haven't fertilized yet. Will probably just dose once a week with a little Plantex+B
Plants: Cryptocoryne wendtii 'bronze', Anubias barteri 'nana;, Anubias barteri 'coffeefolia', Microsorum pteropus 'narrow', Ceratopteris thalictroides

I might eventually remove the waterspite as I'm hoping having the Java fern so high will create shading that way. I want to add some other anubias and crypts, as well as some mosses. First I'm trying to decide if I like the layout. No clue what fish I'll put in here.

Thoth 11-30-2012 09:28 AM

I am interested in knowing if you ran into problems with this setup. The Miracle-Gro potting soil you used contains poultry litter and doesn't sound like a good thing to be adding to an aquarium.

BWG 11-30-2012 03:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Thoth (Post 1331804)
I am interested in knowing if you ran into problems with this setup. The Miracle-Gro potting soil you used contains poultry litter and doesn't sound like a good thing to be adding to an aquarium.

I have done any testing yet, since I haven't started the cycle. I am doing regular water changes, but I've only had the Miracle-Gro in for about a week. You're right about it containing poultry litter though. It's going to leech ammonia at first, but since I'm going to be cycling it won't matter. I did plenty of research and talked to people that use it in their dirtied tanks, so I'm not worried. It was just cheaper and much easier than making my own mineralized topsoil (and that stuff I've seen made using dog feces!).

nawilson89 11-30-2012 03:53 PM

What are you planning on stocking? Please tell me more nano's xD

BWG 11-30-2012 04:12 PM

I haven't figured out what I'm going to stock yet, but definitely nanos. :D They should help make the tank look bigger, plus I'm in love with the ones I have. Since it has a riverine look of sorts I had been leaning towards Microdevario kubotai.

nawilson89 11-30-2012 10:01 PM

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Originally Posted by blackwaterguy (Post 1332172)
I haven't figured out what I'm going to stock yet, but definitely nanos. :D They should help make the tank look bigger, plus I'm in love with the ones I have. Since it has a riverine look of sorts I had been leaning towards Microdevario kubotai.

I've looked into those at one time or another. I want to get some south american nano's at one point. I recently picked up a few Salt and Peppy Cory.

Have you thought about South American Nano's?

Though on another note I fell in love with Licorice Gourami.

BWG 11-30-2012 11:05 PM

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Originally Posted by nawilson89 (Post 1332729)
I've looked into those at one time or another. I want to get some south american nano's at one point. I recently picked up a few Salt and Peppy Cory.

Have you thought about South American Nano's?

Though on another note I fell in love with Licorice Gourami.

I thought a little about South American ones, but not too much. I already have my South American blackwater and enjoy it, but love my Southeast Asian tank even better. I'd think about some of the small cories though, since I don't know if any loaches would work.

Biggest problem that I'm seeing is that it won't be what I would consider densely planted. That pretty much eliminates all the fish I had wanted like the pygmy sunfish, CPDs, Sundadanios, a different Boraras, etc.

I'd love to have a Licorice Gourami of any species! They need blackwater though. I think one tank filled with dried leaves is enough lol

nawilson89 12-01-2012 12:05 AM

I recently switched my two nano tanks (50g and 10g) to blackwater... using tetra blackwater extract. after a few hours the change of the fish was clear xD.

Pygmy Sunfish is on my list, with licorice gourami.... Can't wait to see what you do with that 10 gallon!

nawilson89 12-01-2012 12:49 AM

Ah and on the densely planted part. I went to my LFS today and saw planted micro swords. Bought three of them and pretty much made a carpet on a piece of my 10g. My dario hysginon instantly went to it, one literally just stays there. Maybe you can look into that?

aussieJJDude 12-01-2012 02:22 AM

Love the tank, looks better than mine! :-D
and you say that you over decorated it... :lol:


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