46g dwarf puffer tank!!!
Today I finally put the water and the substrate in the tank. tomorrow I will begin my fishless cycle. sunday or monday I will add some plants. I hear its good to add them while during the cycle. I am getting manzanita Driftwood hopefully within the week.
I think I will go with 9 puffers, a few ottos (2) maybe and i will try some shrimp in there once the plants have grown alittle so they have a place to hide as well. sounds good? or no? Tank is a 46g bow
Will add pictures tomorrow hopefully the water will celar a little before then.
I know they could eat the shrimp but i have heard of a few people with success with the shrimp!
granted your going to be wating out your cycle i would hold off on the ottos even longer.
they are sensitive fish and need an algae growth for their survival. i would also add more then 2 as they prefer schools/shoals.
i wasnt sure if more then 2 was ok i wanted 4 and i plan to wait on those til there is plenty of algea in there. would you think more then 4 would work in a 46 bow with 9 puffers?
OMG THATS MY DREAM TANK!!! lol! good luck with it! I was thinking about getting a single dwarf puffer in a 5.5 gallon sometime. They are so cool!
Here are some updated photos of the tank so far.
Awesome! Is it going to be planted?
Nice looking tank!
Yes its going to be planted but my LFS' plants look Horrible! so I am trying to find a good online plant website to get the plants, and the wood centerpiece I am waiting to ear back from a few people before I get that. Substrate is black eco complete planted and then a layer of red eco complete planted. I heard that the dwarf puffers natural habitat is a red tinted substrate! :) just wish the cycle would start and finish already. Hoping to order my plants tomorrow if anyone has any trustworth plant sites :)
I am having some trouble deciding what plants to put in there. I really want to order them today and get something in the tank. I have a picture in my head of what I want the tank to look like, but I am no artist and my drawings would be pathetic at best.
as for plants I was leaning towards:
giant Hygrophila - back/sides
Sagitaria Dwarf Narrow - leaf subulata
EDIT- Crptocoryne Lutea
Java moss - Growing on manzanita wood
Riccia Fluitans - Growing on manzanita wood
Dwarf Baby tears - Hemianthus Callitrichoides - covering ground
Hairgrass - Elecharis - covering ground
Any other suggestions advice?
Lighting is about 2w/g
looks really great! have you seen this website?
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