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.
180G CA Cichlid Tank(coming soon)| 90G SA Cichlid Tank| 56G SA Planted Community| 50G (undecided stock)| 20G Planted Nano Fish
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