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59g Used And Brought Back To Life

Discussion in 'Members Fish Tanks' started by MatthewContri, Apr 9, 2018.

  1. MatthewContri Valued Member Member

    This is my reinsertion into the tank world, it has been over 10 years since I had my last tank.

    A little back story:
    I bought this 59g Bowfront corner tank and stand for $50, the stand wasn't in good shape and the tank needed some good ol' elbow grease to get clean and looking good again. When I went to redo the stand, within it I found 5 large pieces of driftwood, beautiful.

    Anyway, I figured I would do a community planted tank, personally I cannot stand fake plants.

    This tank has been up and running for a little over a month, with parameter checks twice weekly and 25 - 30% WC weekly as well. Scheduled dosing of (2x weekly) Macros and (2x weekly) Micros from Flourish along with dailies of Flourish Excel and root tabs for the root plants.

    I am also planning on getting a CO2 system, but not quite sure what to get, there are just so many options and the space is limited inside the stand so a 5lb max CO2 tank is all I can have.

    I am not too keen on the aquascape, so if anyone has ideas let me know.

    The equipment running this tank is the following:
    • Aquatop CF300 Canister Filter
    • Fluval M 200W Submersible Heater
    • Hydor Koralia Nano 240 Aquarium Circulation Pump, 240 GPH
    • RISEPRO Digital Thermometer and a basic thermometer (just in case)
    • Finnex Planted+ 24/7 Fully Automated Aquarium LED, Controller, 24 Inch on timer set for 4-On, 3-Off, 4-On.
    Plants within the tank (Substrate is Fluval Plant Stratum):
    • Echinodorus rubin (Red Rubin)
    • Echinodorus amazonicus (Amazon sword)
    • Anubias nana
    • Anubias
    • Lobelia cardinalis (Cardinal)
    • Staurogyne Repens
    • Pogostemon helferi
    • Dwarf Rotala (I think)
    • Pogostemon helferi
    • Windelov Java Fern
    • Christmas Moss
    Inhabitants of the tank:
    • Zebra Danios
    • Neon tetras
    • Serpae Tetras
    • Black Skirt Tetras
    • Gold Rams
    • Dwarf Flame Gouramis
    • Julii Corys
    • Otocinclus
    • Zebra nerites
    • and a few Amano Shrimp

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  2. Coradee Moderator Moderator Member

    The tank looks lovely, great job on the stand & trim, it looks like a different tank :)