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archie: New to this so jus looking for some fish
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JG: Hi archie what type of fish are you looking for?
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I purchased a 60G tank which actually turned out to be a 30G tank (48x12x12)... now what to do...
I decided to move my group of seven Gymnogeophagus gymnogenys to this tank in an attempt to grow them out and hopefully breed them.
So with the help of jred I moved my 20G long stand and tanks and made room for my new 30G tank and stand. Again with the assistance of jred I added egg crate, pool sand, a few rocks to hide a sponge filter and a number of pieces of Malaysian wood as well as Mopani wood. To assist with the clearing of the water, which incidentally wasn't that dusty, I added an AquaClear 200 aka AC50 these days. The next morning the water was super clear.
Before I add some plants and the Gymnos I need to find a glass cover that will fit the tank. It has the same footprint as a 55G so if anyone has one or knows where I can buy one, please let me know.
This is what the tank looks like at the moment. More developments as the tank progresses.
I think I may have some anubias as well but I'll need to double check. This may end up being the only planned planted tank I'll keep. I have another 10G plant tank but it's more like a plant grow out tank and not organized.
Looking good man, definitely going to look great once the aquatic foliage start to fill in. Those gynos are awesome looking too, love to blue spots on the red fins. Keep the posts pic heavy so we can see the progress
Looks like Angelfins has the glass cover I need. The trick is how to get it to Windsor without having to pay $30 in shipping costs. I'm going to throw the Black plastic hood on one side of the tank for now to minimize evaporation. Just need to see if the light fixture part of it is working before I add any plants.
Discovered that the Aqueon glass 24" cover fits my tank. Threw one on with an LED light to test. Looks good and fits nicely. Gonna pick up another on the weekend and then get the other filtration setup and plants added. Big difference between LED and the fluorescent bulb on the right. Should help the plants with the LED and overall look of the tank.
Well I have two of those LED fixtures so the tanks plants should be fully covered. It's true that the light is kinda of "directoonal" but with two fixtures I should be fine. Main objective is to see the fish/tank and to provide some light for the low light plants.
Haven't added the plants yet as I got some of that fuzzy algae growing on the wood. Gonna get rid of that first before introducing the plants. Picked up the other glass cover so at least the tank is fully kitted out. Was getting a lot of condensation on the plastic hood so happy to have plain glass.
Introduced the group of Gymnogeophagus gymnogenys, large group of Corydoras paleatus and a quartet of Ancistrus sp. (Albino Bristlenose Plecos) to the tank tonight. Finally get to see the sand sifting behaviour of the Gymnos as they search for food. Also interesting to watch the Corys shoaling together. Once I get it cleaned up a bit more, then the plants will be introduced.