Thread: 38G "Big Leaf" Planted Tank
01-01-2010, 06:34 PM #1
38G "Big Leaf" Planted Tank
Finally, a huge step from my 10G. "Big Leaf" = Big Leap = Huge Step from 10G. LOL.
Tank Specs & Stats:
Tank: 38G [36"x12"x19"]
Filter: AquaClear 20 + Rena Filstar XP2 [Arriving Jan. 5th '10]
Heater: Aqueon 100W, AquaClear 50W
Lighting: Coralife Double Light SW (swapping lights) Arriving Jan. 5th '10]
Substrate: 1/3 Eco Complete, 2/3 Fluorite Black
Decor: Manzanita Driftwood and Lava Rocks
3 Peacock Gudgeons
5 Nerites (Zebra and Clithon spp.)
2 Cherry Shrimp
I NEED RECOMMENDATIONS ON STOCKING. I'd like it to be stocked around 4-5 Peacock Gudgeons and 7-8 Habrosus Corydoras and a group of 10-12 of a school species. Thanks!
Last edited by Chrisinator; 01-01-2010 at 06:38 PM.
01-01-2010, 08:13 PM #2
Very nice tank, it will look especially nice when those background plants fill in. Since you seem to have all very small fish why not continue it with a large shoal of Chili Rasboras, when kept in good condition they are truely stunning little fish...would definatly add a splash of color. I wouldnt be afraid to bump their shoal on up to around 16 members personally. Good filtration and live plants, plus low bioload fish to start with....you should be fine with that.20G High-Tech Planted|50G High-Tech Planted|50G Goldfish Tank|56G Column Low-Tech Planted
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01-01-2010, 08:23 PM #3
Very nice. Love the Peacock Gudgeons, very nice looking fish. Never see them around here. If you can find the black morpho tetras are very nice. It is the fish in my avitar.55 gallon planted community
30 gallon planted community
10 gallon planted wild type guppies and cherry shrimp
01-01-2010, 08:45 PM #4
great lookin tank i like the ten also. you going to use it for a QT? you've got a lot of space now so load it up, i've never had the gudgeons but they are some sweet fish can you add more?The only substitute for good manners is fast reflexes.
RIP Roscoe. We will meet again Bug.
01-01-2010, 08:59 PM #5
0Originally Posted by bushwhacker
Originally Posted by MCHRKiller
Originally Posted by annageckos
01-02-2010, 08:17 PM #6
I think I got my stocking all set:
6 Marbled Hatchetfish
16 Chili Rasboras
5 Peacock Gudgeons
7 Habrosus Cories
and a few extras.
01-02-2010, 08:23 PM #7Senior Member Bull shark
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It's looking great and is one of my favorite tank sizes
01-02-2010, 08:30 PM #8
Great looking tank, can't wait to see it once the plants fill in. I really like your stocking list too!Originally Posted by i_am_511
01-02-2010, 09:34 PM #9
thank you guys so much! do you guys have any ideas on other fish that I could put?
01-02-2010, 09:38 PM #10
0Originally Posted by Chrisinator