120g Low Tech Planted Build

Discussion in 'Freshwater Aquarium Builds' started by EricThePleco, Aug 3, 2019.

  1. EricThePleco

    EricThePlecoValued MemberMember

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    The Tank is going to be lit with 2 36in Finnex Stingray and filtered with 2 110 Aqua Clears. Im planning on the back 12in of the aquarium to be heavily planted with stem plants and having some wood some were in there too. I want to mainly stock this tank with nano fish (or nano fish compatible) and shrimp. This tank will being going in the living room so fish with lots of color are what im mainly going for. I am aware that the shrimp might become a snack for some of the fish but im hoping that with all of the plants and putting them in a month or two in advance will help them get established. As for the plants the substrate will either be Home Depot gravel or Eco Complete. Im probably forgetting some information but anyways.

    Stocking
    1 Male Betta ( Center Piece Fish )
    15 Purple Pencil Fish ( Top Level )
    20 Celestial Pearl Danios ( Mid Level )
    20 Chili Rasboras ( Mid Level )
    15 Kuhli Loaches ( Bottom Level )
    20 Pygmy Corys ( Bottom Level )
    15 Green Laser Corys ( Bottom Level )
    10 Otos
    Cherry Shrimp
    Malwa Shrimp

    Plants
    Foreground
    Anubias Nana Piete
    Anubias Nana
    Hygro Compact

    Midground
    Anubias Minima
    Anubias Afzelli
    Bacopa Caroliniana
    Bacopa Monnieri
    Bacopa Araguaia

    Background

    Sunset Hygro
    Hygro Nachimale
    Hygro Cordata
    Ludwigia Repens
    Ludwigia Ovalis
     
  2. Coradee

    CoradeeModeratorModerator Member

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    Sounds like a great project, don’t forget the pics as it progresses :)
     
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    EricThePleco

    EricThePlecoValued MemberMember

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    Ok ive still got a while till i set it up, 2 months. Want to make sure im positive this is what i want. Any one care to explain how shrimp breeding works to me or have any good articles to read, Like how to know which species of shrimp will and wont cross breed.
     
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