My 20g And 2.7g :)

  1. Waqas

    Waqas New Member Member

    After loads of help from awesome folks here on my welcome thread, I have managed to setup both by 20g and 2.7g aquariums.

    My 20 g has
    - 8 Neon Tetras
    - 3 Guppies
    - 5 Zebras
    - 1 Platy
    Here are some pics:
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    Water's brown due to the drift wood, I like it and I have read its not harmful to the fish :) -- Still learning on the aqua-scaping bit, planning to add fern behind the drift wood in the future.

    My 2.6 has a Betta in it with drift wood, Anubias tied to the drift wood, white gravel on top with fertiliser/plant food at the bottom layer, here are some pics:
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    Larger 20g was cycled a while ago, I did a 25% water change with new stock and all seems to be going well, perimeters under control. For the smaller tank, I seeded it using established media from the larger tank and am doing frequent water changes while keeping an eye on water quality.

    Lmk what you guys think, I am super excited and am hoping to keep fish for years to come :) -- wouldn't have been possible without this community :)
  2. Coradee

    Coradee Moderator Moderator Member

    Very nice, if I can make one suggestion, a background of dark blue or black would help hide the equipment, the fish & plants tend to show up better against a plain background :)
  3. OP

    Waqas New Member Member

    @Coradee I actually got black background today its a thick poster black on one side blue on the other :). I am leaning towards black.

    Also got black sand and might change the substrate altogether to black sand as I think it would look better. Should I be careful about anything when changing substrate, its going to be a weekend thing, as I will need to move the fish to a temp tank, but anything else that needs to be considered when using sand?
  4. Coradee

    Coradee Moderator Moderator Member

    Just make sure you thoroughly rinse the sand & when you think it's clean then rinse it again, don't forget the update pics when it's done :)
  5. OP

    Waqas New Member Member

    Sure thing, will do :) thanks!
  6. OP

    Waqas New Member Member

    Quick update, added black wallpaper and sand (cleaning sand is probably the most tedious thing I have done in a while). This is what the tank looks like now:
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    I need couple of live plants, thinking of adding fertiliser in the substrate behind drift wood and planting a few. Any suggestions? apart from Java fern.

  7. MusicalFishies

    MusicalFishies New Member Member

    Wow! That's pretty! You've got a nicely shaped piece of wood!
  8. OP

    Waqas New Member Member

    @MusicalFishies Thanks!

    So I added a live plant, according to the LFS its an Amazon sword (live plants are not popular here in Aquariums) but I don't think it is. It came attached to small piece of drift wood, I have added fertiliser substrate and pushed the plant in the sand, will get root tabs as well.
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    Any idea what this plant might be?
  9. Coradee

    Coradee Moderator Moderator Member

    Wow, you've been busy, it looks great! :)