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  1. Default bcarrot's 30g "hope I don't mess this up" journal


    2 Not allowed!
    Ok so here it goes folks. I'm hoping I can set my tank up in the next week or two. I'm still waiting for my LFS to call me back with a price on a stand and canopy. Also hoping that a certain online store will have a labor day sale so I can purchase my filter, heater, and light. Well, here are the specs and stocking list I'm thinking of going with. All advice is welcomed and encouraged. I really want this tank to be just as successful as my other three *fingers crossed*

    • Aqueon 30g tank (36"x12"x16")
    • Aqueon Versa-top
    • EHEIM 2215 canister filter
    • EHEIM Substrat Pro bio media
    • Hydor Koralia Nano 240gph
    • Hydor 200w In-line heater
    • Ecoxotic E-Series LED light (still not sold on this light) Love the features, but it might be too much par for what I'm looking for. Can anyone tell me if using the dimming feature will make it acceptable to use this light on a low-tech/low-light tank? I do not want to dose Excel
    • Substrate 1st layer: API laterite
    • Substrate 2nd layer: Flourite Black
    • Substrate 3rd layer: Flourite Onyx Sand
    • Thermometer
    • Some kick butt driftwood

    Plants:
    • Crypts
    • Anubias
    • Java Ferns
    • Ludwigia Repens
    • Mermaid Weed - possibly
    • Wisteria (if I can find someone that sells submersed. bought emersed and it quickly died)
    • Bacopa caroliniana
    • Brazilian Pennywort
    • Amazon Frogbit

    Fish:
    2 - Dwarf Gourami (male and female)
    30 - Celestial Pearl Danio
    8 - Otocinclus - I'm going to wait to add these till I see some algea and diatoms growing on my plants. My tanks are diatom farms, so it shouldn't be long. :)

    Please let me know if my plan seems way off base, or if I seem to be headed in the right direction. Thanks! Can't wait to start setting stuff up!
    50g - planted, no fishies yet
    29g - planted w/Emperor & Cardinal Tetra and Ottos
    10g - planted w/male aqua-mustard gas Dragon Halfmoon Betta
    10g - planted w/male purple-maroon Dumbo Dragon Halfmoon Betta

  2. #2

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    2 Not allowed!
    Awesome!! Can't wait to see it. Your stock list looks good, your equipment and plant list as well. when you say you aren't sold on the lights, do you currently have them or are you going to buy them? Slap will tell you all about his LEDs, they should make him a sales rep.
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

    You know what this tank needs? ........................ Crypts.

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    1 Not allowed!
    Nope, I actually need to buy everything on the list, except the tank. I was given that. So, I'm open to suggestions on everything. :D
    50g - planted, no fishies yet
    29g - planted w/Emperor & Cardinal Tetra and Ottos
    10g - planted w/male aqua-mustard gas Dragon Halfmoon Betta
    10g - planted w/male purple-maroon Dumbo Dragon Halfmoon Betta

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    2 Not allowed!
    I should mention I own 2 Current Satellite+ and 1 Finnex Planted+. They aren't bad, but I'm not in love with them let's say.
    50g - planted, no fishies yet
    29g - planted w/Emperor & Cardinal Tetra and Ottos
    10g - planted w/male aqua-mustard gas Dragon Halfmoon Betta
    10g - planted w/male purple-maroon Dumbo Dragon Halfmoon Betta

  5. #5

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    Have a "bluegil" for passing 4,000! - steeler58 to coax you out of hiding - RiversGirl Thanks for playing - mommy1 for the nice gift - SeaLady After all that help I owe you a beer! - Richard Peche 
    Thanks! - Plecos Some more halloween candy for killing zombies - mommy1 TGIF - steeler58 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 More candy for your candy bag - mommy1 
    Your candy bag is getting full. - mommy1 Thank you for playing all the games! I appreciate the support - mommy1 Congrats on 5000th post! - Plecos Here's to 5,000 posts :) - steeler58 Thanks for scouting--have a snack on me. - WhistlingBadger 
    Have some pumpkin pie - mommy1 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 TGIF! - showmebutterfly Thanks So Much. - metweezer T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 

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    4 Not allowed!
    Well then. I am going to get the Current USA Satellite LEDs. They are the ones Slaphppy7 and Gronlaura have. A few other members have that particular brand as well and love it. As far as plants go, PM Triton for his current plant list. He might not have all you need but give him enough time and he might be able to find it for you. Excellent prices and the plants came in very good condition. I have a tank with nothing but his plants and they looks great.
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

    You know what this tank needs? ........................ Crypts.

  6. #6

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    1 Not allowed!
    Looks like its going to be a great tank. If you need frogbit hit me up i ALWAYS have too much lol. I also should have some spare bacopa monnieri in a few weeks XD
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    I wonder if i plant one of my tiger barbs would the demon seed grow to a full tree?
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    1 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by bcarrot View Post
    I should mention I own 2 Current Satellite+ and 1 Finnex Planted+. They aren't bad, but I'm not in love with them let's say.
    well, nevermind then, LOL.....
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    3 Not allowed!
    Your stocking looks good but I would only go with one male Dwarf Gourami in a tank that size, sometimes you get luck and a pair will be compatible but being as territorial as they are the poor female usualy gets harrased to death. Bigger tanks with broken sight lines will help prevent this but it's hard to set these up in a 30g :( You could see if it works for you but...............


    If your keeping "honey dwarf gourami" disregrad my post my I assumed you were talking about, Trichogaster lalius.
    Last edited by steeler58; 08-21-2014 at 06:48 PM.
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    0 Not allowed!
    ha, sorry slap. though, i could be talked into getting another Satellite+. I do like that you can buy a ramp timer for it(have one on my betta tanks) and it's a much more affordable led. so there's a good chance i'll end up getting one. :D
    50g - planted, no fishies yet
    29g - planted w/Emperor & Cardinal Tetra and Ottos
    10g - planted w/male aqua-mustard gas Dragon Halfmoon Betta
    10g - planted w/male purple-maroon Dumbo Dragon Halfmoon Betta

  10. #10

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    0 Not allowed!
    I was under the impression the ramp timers didn't work with these?
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