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    I will be purchasing a 30 gallon aquarium next week and i would like to stock it with the fish that are in my 55 gallon aquarium currently (opaline gourami, 2 false juli cories, and 2 black phantom tetra) i would like to up the cories to about 5 and add a pair of german blue rams ( after the tank has been established for a while) in the 55 gallon i would like to put a breeding pair of green terror. i would like some personal opinions on the rest of the 30 gallon stocking along with planting the 30 gallon. i will probably be doing some type of diy lighting at around 2 wpg or so ( medium lighting). what are some thoughts and opinions on this, and what are you guys running in your 30 gallon aquariums?

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    what are the dimensions on the 30 gallon? just wondering if its a breeder or normal.

    the tetras should be upper to 6 as well.

    if you are going to do diy then leds are a good choice to look at. you can do 20 3w leds and space them out what every way you feel like. or you could get 6 10w premade led lights and use those.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/7x-New-Lamp-...item589e11fcaa
    that could be a good start point.... im not sure on the quality or anything it was just a quick search. but if you use those i would remove the lenses as they look to be like 10* or some fine angle...
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    Its a 30 normal, and the black phantom teteras are able to be in a pair I believe. Its a male female pair.

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    all tetra are schooling species and it is recommended to be kept in a minimum of 6 they are not kept in pairs

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    i thought that too, some sources are saying they be be paired up like some cichlids can be. weird exceptions to the rule i guess.

    so its the 16" deep one? thats not bad for lighting, you want something medium light (since you said 2wpg.) but i must confess that wpg rule is almost as rubish as the inch/gallon rule. it was only useful when the only light avalible as t12's and even that was a bit iffy.
    here the perfect example why. 40W of t8s on a 20l would give you highish lighting, but in a 20gxh it would give you a lot lower.

    any ways off topic. DIY leds are nice, if you wanted to go that rout you could do it easily. ive been hearing the ebay cheapy ones arent worth the savings and its best to get a good brand like cree.

    if you want to do a diy t5 set up, im sure you can find a kit to do it.
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    It's true alot of sources state that Black phantoms can be kept in pairs or in a group; one being the Baensch Aquarium Atlas Vol I. IME they do better if kept in a group and the males will show off their awesome finnage when they stage thier "mock battles".
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    Well back on topic, haha, what do you guys thing of stocking the rest of the tank and what are some good medium light ground coverers and a few plants that will fill out in the background?

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    well they were talking about the stock but they were focusing on the tetras,
    for plants look into crypts, they are mostly medium/low lighting and easy to be kept.
    for ground cover dwarf hair grass is the less demanding "carpeting" plant.
    other plants that would easly work in a medium light set would be:
    most mosses, chainswords, onion plants, floaters*. manhy others.... medium light has so many options.

    almost forgot, with crypts chances are they will melt when you first get them into your tank. its what is sounds like, the leaves turn to much and die. they are super sensitive to changing water qualities (thus not recommended to use during a cycle). once they adjust to the new parameters they are great plants. later down the line if you are noticing a melt on the crypts, its a sign of something going south in the fish tank lol. they are good markers for stuff like that


    plants to stay away from,
    duck weed, horn wort, java fern, anubias
    the first 2 will take over the tank and than last 2 do best in low light tanks.

    *most floaters are "high/very high" light plants, thats true. but the thing is they are usually only a few inches from the light. if you get floaters i would start with either frogbit or water lettuce.
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    I just bought a two bulb t8 light fixture for my 55, much brighter than I thought it would be. There are 2 32 watt 6500k 48 inh bulbs on top of it and the tank looks great

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