26 Gallon Bow For Breeding Angel Pair

Discussion in 'Freshwater Aquarium Builds' started by ClanMcK, Apr 9, 2017.

  1. ClanMcK

    ClanMcK New Member Member

    Setting up a breeding space for my Angel pair before they destroy the main tank terrorizing everyone.

    I chose a 26 gallon bow because it is higher than a 20, but not too big for a sponge filter to manage.

    I am using 30lbs black Tahitian moon sand with aproximately 10lbs of eco complete substrate.

    I built a landscape with deep extract at the back, an angled 6" terra cotta pot, mopani wood and slate. See pictures***. I will add live plants tomorrow.

    PH 6.8
    KH 5
    GH 9

    Using Seachem stability, Prime, Flourish Excel and Kent black water extract.

    Running a 55 gallona Huijikon double sponge filter with an oversized air pump.

    My questions are: what temperature should I set the heater?

    Do you think the sponge filter will be able to keep up with waste and create adequate water movement?

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  2. Ed204

    Ed204 Well Known Member Member

    Hi there,
    I think setting it up at 80 degrees Fahrenheit should be good.
    I think that the sponge filters will do okay, but I might be wrong. Just make sure to monitor your water levels and quality.
  3. OP

    ClanMcK New Member Member

    Thanks Ed! If I need to add additional filtration, would an internal filter be fry safe?
  4. aquatickeeper

    aquatickeeper Fishlore VIP Member

    I don't know about internal filter, but I think I will add one more sponge filter just to be safe
  5. OP

    ClanMcK New Member Member

    I decided to add a small HOB filter I had with an adjustable water flow. I purchased a fluval mini sponge to slide over the intake pipe. The Mopani wood I bought was very rich with tannins. If I want to see the fish, a little charcoal is in order. Guess I didn't need to add black water extract after all.

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