37 Tall Planted
Here it goes again. So this is an Eclipse 37 tall that has been running for years. It has been in this aqua scape for over a year and I am getting bored. The current inhabitants are
2 black mollies (M/F)
3 Swords (2M/F)
1 Sunburst platy (F)
4 Albino Tiger Barbs
2 Neon Tetras
1 Opaline Gourami
Mystery Sword (Can't remember what it is)
Right now the plan for the tank is a complete redesign. I am going to go to a local pond and pick up some driftwood/stumps to put into the tank.
As far as inhabitants go I want to get rid of my Gourami. I will add some more neon tetras(+3). My big addition will be two Bolivian Rams (m/f). I would also love to add some kind of shrimp to the tank if possible either Ghost or Cherry. If anybody has experience will these shrimp I would love to here it. Pics to come of the new driftwood.
So I went to the local pond and picked some cool pieces of dry wood. It is an old stump that was sitting in the water and I am sure it has been there for years. So I pulled it out and brought it back. I let it stay outside for a few days to ‘bake’ in the sun and then we had a heavy rain storm so it got off a lot of the mud and other stuff. The whole piece was about 60 inches from end to end and about 20 inches at its widest point. Meaning I had no chance to fit the whole piece in the tank
So I cut it in half and I am really happy with the pieces I got out of it. I gave it a bath and I am trying to figure out how I want the tank to look.
As far as the future livestock for the tank I have decided to get shrimp. I really like ghost shrimp(Palaemonetes paludosus) and Red Cherry Shrimp(Neocaridina Heteropoda) but further research is needed, but I am leaning toward cherry shrimp. I plan on getting rid of the Gourami so that will make the tank more peaceful. Questions, comments, concerns, or anything else please post!
If you want to make your tank more peaceful, your best bet would to either get rid of your tiger barbs or add 6 more.
not sure how safe that wood is (pathogens), but if you use it I would place it vertically, the standard 37 gal is relatively tall and having the height would fill the space nicely
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