View Full Version : Got it set up - whaddya think?

02-23-2008, 12:19 AM
I really don't have much of a clue what I'm doing. I did try to put the larger leaf plants at the outer corners so they'd get more natural light too, but, as noted below, I am going to be upgrading my lights in the next week. I know the 30w for a 44g tank is too low.
I did get a glass canopy today and I can tell a lot more natural light is getting in as well.

OK - here's what I have so far. Have at it, but be gentle, please. :ezpi_wink1:

Tank Stats
Size of Tank: 44g
Running for how long: 1 wk

Water Params
Temp: 78-80
CO2 (Type & Level): no
Substrate: Eco-Complete

Lighting (Wattage & type of bulbs):
2 x 15w aqua-glo - upgrading in the next week! (Yes, I'm FULLY ADDICTED now!)

Fish In Tank:
5 zebra danio

Plants In Tank:
shown on diagram




02-23-2008, 12:22 AM
Corner tanks are always fun. It looks great!!!!! Good luck with the planted tank... :thumb:

02-23-2008, 12:26 AM

I like your cartoon wallpaper border too! thumbs2:

02-23-2008, 12:28 AM
Nice looking tank. I want one! LOL I just don't have the room for it. I will have to stay with my 37 gallon. Nice diagram too. Don't even know where to begin to do something like that. All I can do is wing it, and stick plants here or there, and hope for the best.

Good that you are getting better lighting. I need that too. My spectrums are all off. Need to switch bulbs.

Great job!!!

02-23-2008, 12:30 AM
That tank looks really nice it'll look even nicer once those plants get a bit taller.

02-23-2008, 12:48 AM
Your tank is looking very nice. I cant wait to see it stocked.

02-23-2008, 11:04 PM
Looks good. You may want to try diy co2 though. It actually pretty easy to set up.

02-24-2008, 05:57 AM
Very Nice, you tank is looking really good. Thanks for sharing the pics.

02-24-2008, 07:30 AM
Nicely done! What are you going to put into it? Can't wait for pictures with fish!

02-24-2008, 01:15 PM
that is a very neat looking setup you have there,it will make an awesome planted tank.A big school of cardinal tetra would look great in there.

02-24-2008, 05:52 PM
Wow, that is sharp! Nice landscape plan too!

02-24-2008, 06:12 PM
Looks very nice, I like the layout.

02-24-2008, 08:54 PM
looks great. i can't wait to see it all grown out.
you could maybe add some java moss to your wood.

02-24-2008, 09:03 PM
your tank looks very pretty,please post some pics when stocked :19:

02-24-2008, 09:08 PM
very nice :c3:

02-24-2008, 09:08 PM
Thanks everyone! I guess for my first go, it isn't too shabby.

The cryps have straightened up a lot since I took the picture. I wasn't sure how they were supposed to look! LOL

Honestly, I haven't decided what fish I'm going to put in there.

RE java moss - I'm kind of scared by it! It sounds like it can really take over a tank - When I get better lighting, I might look at some moss that isn't as invasive to put on the log.