Thread: Jenn's 20G Tanganyikan
07-13-2012, 05:06 AM #1
Jenn's 20G Tanganyikan
Well here it is in very humble beginnings...totally not happy with the rock at all. My seriyu stone filled a 10G nicely, its just far far too small here. I have ordered a box of slate/river rock. Hopefully it does a little better than this, it is also a grey tone so I may can mix it with the seriyu.
Specs...130watt Coralife fixture, Fluval 206, mix of aragonite and black flourite sand. I will be adding more black flourite sand to darken it and thicken it.
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07-13-2012, 08:03 AM #2
I really like how the rocks and substrate go together! That's a really nice look!Three-fourths of the Earth's surface is water, and one-fourth is land. It is quite clear that the good Lord intended us to spend triple the amount of time fishing as taking care of the lawn. ~Chuck Clark
07-13-2012, 09:41 AM #3
Looking Really nice
07-13-2012, 01:13 PM #4Originally Posted by MCHRKiller
Looks great so far! Forgive the naive questions, but why so much light? And will you be adding escargot shells?When in doubt, do a water change.
"This ain't rocket science!"
07-13-2012, 03:24 PM #5
I was going to make this tank a reef...thus it has a "saltwater" light. I typically only run the 1 65watt 10K bulb. But for photos or every so often I kick the actinic on...looks nice with it and I figure it will make the fish's color pop for pics. I didnt see a need to buy another 2ft fixture, when I had this one new in the box.180G CA Cichlid Tank(coming soon)| 90G SA Cichlid Tank| 56G SA Planted Community| 50G (undecided stock)| 20G Planted Nano Fish
07-13-2012, 03:33 PM #6
Looks awesome as is.Can't wait to see it with slate. Did you incline the substrate front to back? That might make the rocks look bigger.Roll the Dice!
07-13-2012, 03:35 PM #7
Its a thin sandbed...there isnt really enough of it to incline much unfortunately. And there will be escargot shells180G CA Cichlid Tank(coming soon)| 90G SA Cichlid Tank| 56G SA Planted Community| 50G (undecided stock)| 20G Planted Nano Fish
07-13-2012, 03:39 PM #8
Can't wait to see them in there it looks great! Looks like we're both waiting for the postman
That looks like a serious fixture, are you worried about algae?"At some point you aren't making the animal more dead...You are just making a bigger mess." - Demjor19
07-13-2012, 03:48 PM #9
Nah, with only running the 65watt 10K 90% of the time it should be fine. It looks like the shellies wont arrive until tomorrow tho...I am going to check the post office later this evening just in case but tracking info has not indicated they went through my sort facility.
Here is what rock I bought...I hope it winds up being a similar color to the seriyu...it not I may wind up buying a 2nd box.
07-13-2012, 03:53 PM #10
Looks good! I wish I could find some seiryu stone easily up here. Look forward to seeing how this turns out!31 Gallon Hagen Waterhome with 2 x 20W T8 6700K Life Glo tubes, Fluval 205 canister filter, Aquaclear 200W and Marineland Stealth 150W heaters, Hydor Hydrokable 50W substrate heating cable with Hydrostat thermostat, Hydor Ario 2 Blue aeration night light. Compressed CO2. Very Heavily Planted.
58 Gallon Hagen Light-Glo/Waterhome with 2x40W T8, 2x Fluval 404/405 canisters filters, Ebo-Jager 250W Heater, Marineland Stealth Pro 300W heater. Compressed CO2. Moderately planted.