Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources (http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/forum.php)
-   Freshwater Journals (http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/freshwater-journals/)
-   -   My first planted tank (http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/freshwater-journals/my-first-planted-tank-35134/)

adiumroot 01-11-2010 08:49 AM

My first planted tank
 
Size: 15 gallons 24x12x12
Lighting: 2x 14 watt T5, DIY casing (still incomplete, will modify later)
Filtration: Haiyang internal filter rated for 300 lph (Can't find the box and model number)
Substrate: Black Sand
Flora: Anubias, Vallisneria, Bacopa, Sword plant, Moss, and Fern
Fauna: 8 Tiger Barb, 1 Bristlenose Pleco, 1 Shrimp

No CO2 or fertilizers at the moment, but I'm planning to add soon.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...i/DSC00788.jpg

The Pleco:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...i/DSC00790.jpg

The Shrimp:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...i/DSC00785.jpg

Comments and suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanks!

aunt kymmie 01-11-2010 12:20 PM

Ah, your tank looks great! The real concern here is 8 tigers in a 15. They require a MUCH larger tank than 15gl.

adiumroot 01-11-2010 01:40 PM

I have a friend who has 8 in a 10 gallon and they've been fine for over a year. Not trying to dispute anyone though. I just go with what works.

I've read about them and the most popular opinion is that they need a 24" tank for 6-8 individuals, which my tank satsifies. I do understand that I'm a bit pushing it with my stocking here, that's why I compensate with religious monitoring of water quality.

Maybe a few months from now I might switch these fish out for another yet-to-be determined stock, preferably one with a lighter bioload.

Thanks for the comment. I hope I didn't sound rude or haughty or anything.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:28 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome