Thread: Creating a glofish planted tanks
10-03-2012, 07:17 AM #1
Creating a glofish planted tanks
For those of us fortunate enough to keep glofish you might want to add some plants that look natural or would fit in with these glow in the dark fish. Sadly there are no live plants with these properties. Use a 55 gallon tank for this setup. For lighting, use black or blue light to bring out the colors of the fish. The best substrate I would use is a glow in the dark gravel if you can find any. You can use artificial plants, for best results, use plastic plants that glow in the dark. With this setup, you can create a "natural" glofish tank.
10-03-2012, 03:50 PM #2
I find the standard flourescent light that came with my aquarium brings out the brilliance of my glos quite well. By contrast, the tank at the LFS they came from has a bluish light and the colors of the glos in that tank are subdued and distorted.20 gal. high: planted; 1 zebra danio, 6 glofish, several snails, 2 (visible) RCS; AC50, Azoo air. 65 gal: planted; 4 rosy barbs, 6 glofish, 5 white cloud minnows, 3 zebra danios, 5 dojo loaches, several snails; AC110 x 2.
10-03-2012, 11:21 PM #3
A dark substrate might also bring out the colors but I've never tried this.
10-03-2012, 11:25 PM #4Originally Posted by mermaidwannabe
10-03-2012, 11:50 PM #5
Sort of like putting a colored filter over a camera lens.
I wonder how many purchasers of glos are disappointed when they get them home under their own tank's lighting, to find they aren't quite the shade they saw at the LFS and were expecting?
20 gal. high: planted; 1 zebra danio, 6 glofish, several snails, 2 (visible) RCS; AC50, Azoo air. 65 gal: planted; 4 rosy barbs, 6 glofish, 5 white cloud minnows, 3 zebra danios, 5 dojo loaches, several snails; AC110 x 2.