View Full Version : New planted aquarium
11-01-2009, 06:20 PM
This is a link to a video of my new planted aquarium for Zebra Danio and Bloodfin tetra, just thought i would share :D
11-01-2009, 06:21 PM
More fish are to come this is just the first batch.
11-01-2009, 06:34 PM
Very nice! Looks like a good start. You should unpot the plants and put them in the substrate.
11-01-2009, 06:42 PM
Ya i was'nt sure if i should leave it in the pot or remove it because th roots are in the pot very tightly and i didn't want to damage the plant, but i'll give it a shot, maybe cut the pot with a box cutter or somthing, thanks for the input.
11-01-2009, 06:51 PM
Take them off, remove the rock wool. You will not hurt the plant if you remove a few roots.
11-01-2009, 06:54 PM
hi just wondering how big ur tank is?
11-01-2009, 07:06 PM
The tank is 29g, with a Rena SmartFilter rated for 55g aquarium, it moves 250 gallons of water an hour, my friend says it's overkill but i think its just fine lol.
11-02-2009, 12:31 AM
You're good on the filter. Might even be a little under filter-you generally want twice what the rating is-but it's close enough, with live plants, that you're okay.
Nifty looking tank, any thought on what you still want to add?
11-02-2009, 10:15 AM
Nice start! My first tank is cycling and looks a lot like yours. Good luck.
11-02-2009, 11:56 PM
Ya i will probably add Electric Blue Rams or something, the wife wants platys or mollies maybe a few of both so we'll see ill post another pic or vid once we add more and are done making changes.
11-02-2009, 11:57 PM
sorry for the double post didn't see cincy's reply:
Thanks for the compliment, good luck with the cycle :P
11-03-2009, 01:42 AM
Thats a very nice tank, cool vid!
11-03-2009, 03:22 AM
I have a bushy nosed pleco in all my tanks , 55 gal, 5 gal, 10 gal. they do a great job in cleaning the excess food and algae from the tank walls and decorations. I just love them as they are my little vaccums for my aquariums. They only get 4"-6 max and can live to be 10-12 yrs. Talk about a long life span. You should get one.
11-03-2009, 03:53 AM
Thats a very nice tank! thumbs2:
11-03-2009, 04:14 AM
Great looking tank!
11-05-2009, 03:42 AM
Thanks for the comments, it's been 3 weeks since we added the first batch of fish, so this Saturday their going to get some company:D. This community forum is such a wealth of information great place to find help or just share info with.
11-05-2009, 07:15 PM
Nice tank. Hope the 3 weeks went well for the fish and plants. If the fish made it 3 weeks, you probably got healthy ones. Looking forward to your next batch.
11-05-2009, 07:19 PM
It looks beautiful thumbs2:
11-05-2009, 08:34 PM
Great looking tank and fish!
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