My New Black Water Project

Paulo Souza
  • #1
HI guys, that's my (re)New tank.
50g
350gph flow on filters
Internal sump
15 rummynose tetras
5 blue leopard angels
7 Cory
1 pair of apistogramma


Hope you guys enjoy
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75g Discus Tank
  • #3
Looks good!
It isn't "blackwater" yet though.
Baba set up a blackwater tank.
 
Paulo Souza
  • Thread Starter
  • #4
Very nice! Whats an internal sump?? Is it just a normal sump?
Yes. but built on the side of the tank.
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Paulo Souza
  • Thread Starter
  • #5
Looks good!
It isn't "blackwater" yet though.
Baba set up a blackwater tank.
With you saying "yet" I get more faith on my project. Thank you
 
75g Discus Tank
  • #6
You can add some peat moss to the filter.
That will make it really tea colored.
 
Paulo Souza
  • Thread Starter
  • #7
How much per gallon?
 
75g Discus Tank
  • #8
Not sure on how much per gallon, but go slowly so the pH doesn't drop too much at once.

Maybe a little bit every week and wait until you find the perfect water shade.
 
Paulo Souza
  • Thread Starter
  • #9
Thank you Very much. I'll search for that moss at my lfs
 
75g Discus Tank
  • #10
Do you have any gardening stores?
I don't think that you'll find one at an LFS.

You could also make your own blackwater solution.

You can get safe leaves like IAL, oak, and magnolia and boil it in tank water. It will be basically a blackwater mix. You can also buy these at an LFS.
 
Paulo Souza
  • Thread Starter
  • #11
That's what I am doing, adding this solution of "leaf tea" weekly, and I boiled some leaves before drop them in the tank.
 
75g Discus Tank
  • #12
Boiling the leaves extracts some tannins from them.
 
Baba
  • #13
With you saying "yet" I get more faith on my project. Thank you

Looks good... If you go with 75 gallon Discus Tank 's recommendation you will have the "tint" soon.
Any particular reason why you have only sparsely substrate in the tank?
What plants do you have in your setup?
 
Paulo Souza
  • Thread Starter
  • #14
Looks good... If you go with 75 gallon Discus Tank 's recommendation you will have the "tint" soon.
Any particular reason why you have only sparsely substrate in the tank?
What plants do you have in your setup?
I had only a thin layer of sand on this tank. I used to grow Oscars there. So i'm changing slowly. and I already have 30kg of sand which i'm adding like each maintance.

About the plants, I have 2 microssorum and the other one I didn't identify yet. I use a 3w spot led light 6500k above them. Tank has 15 inches high

Thanks for ALL ur help. I'm very excited with this project
 
Paulo Souza
  • Thread Starter
  • #15
Oh, btw i've put some ADA substrate arround the rocks (were the microssorum are attached) and the other plant is rooted. I still have some resting substrate for a nano planted tank.
 
jakefoster
  • #16
really nice! love the selection of fish. good work
 
Paulo Souza
  • Thread Starter
  • #17
Boiling the leaves extracts some tannins from them.
Yeah. I noticed that. I dropped the Brown "tea" in my tank. But I raised the ph before and used prime. But tbh I didn't notice a big difference
 
Paulo Souza
  • Thread Starter
  • #18
really nice! love the selection of fish. good work
Thank you so much
 
Seth15
  • #19
Looks good, I'm a fan of the scape.
 
Paulo Souza
  • Thread Starter
  • #20
Looks good, I'm a fan of the scape.
Thanks! I am learning so much with Fishlore community!
 
Seth15
  • #21
Thanks! I am learning so much with Fishlore community!

Glad to hear that, continue doing a great job with your tanks and continue to learn in this wonderful hobby.
 

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