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Thread: 38 gallon rentry project
09-12-2012, 05:59 PM #1
38 gallon rentry project
It has been a few years since I have kept an aquarium due to various reasons but the time is right to start again. I just picked up a 38 gallon tank which is essentially a 30 gallon but taller. It came with an Aqueon filter rated at 30 gallons with a flow rate of 200 gph. I will keep it for now but will upgrade to a Fluval C series. Also on the tank will be a magnum 250 HOT canister that will power a reverse flow undergravel filter. Those filters should arrive by fed ex soon. I still need a stand wich will be bought next month.
I haven't finalized exactly what fish I want, but so far here it is. 2 red flame dwarf gouramis, 10-12 cardinal tetras, 5-6 silver hatchet fish, and 4-6 cory cats. Not sure what kind of cories yet. No live plants but nice artificial ones, some driftwood, and maybe some small rocks. I will be doing a fishless cycle.
I plan on putting in a cold cathode blue light kit in the hood for some night time light. The day and night lights will be on timers. Can't wait!
09-21-2012, 10:19 PM #2
Got my undergravel filter, magnum HOT filter and some fake plants in. Just need a stand and I'm in business. Plan on getting some driftwood while the tank cycles. Will post some photos as I go.