55 gallon build
Posted 08 January 2012 - 06:05 PM
Upon arrival of the Pi it was clear they would be the inhabitants as they are rather big fish.So I am setting it up for them!Tank specs are as follows:
Substrate:Black Beauty blasting sand
Light:48"Current USA Satellite PC with two natural daylight bulbs and moonlight LEDs
CO2:Soon as I can afford I will get a fully pressurized system
Filtration:Eheim 2213 classic canister
So far I have the light,sand,filter and fish.Some plant clippings in there right now,which is about 20 stems of ludwigia hybrid,ludwigia repens,rotala rotundifolia,rotala walichii giant hairgrass and blyxa japonica.Ill be moving a barclaya longefolia in there tomorrow hopefully.Heres a few pics of the tank with the light setup.
And just a shot of the sand.
I didnt get around to painting the back,I was wanting a 3d background on it but Ive got to ome up with more money for that stuff.
Posted 09 January 2012 - 05:19 AM
Posted 09 January 2012 - 07:40 AM
An updated shot of it as of yesterday.Needs more plants haha!
The pi have been staring into it since it got full.I hope they enjoy it,they dont really move much right now.
Posted 09 January 2012 - 09:41 AM
Posted 09 January 2012 - 04:41 PM
Now i need wood.
Posted 10 January 2012 - 08:32 PM
Full Tank Shot
So,think the Pi will be happy feeshes?
Posted 14 January 2012 - 10:06 AM
I think the tank is off to a great start, what for plants on in there?
If you have some duckweed or frogbit I'd try some of that in there. The Pi will feel more secure I think.
Posted 14 January 2012 - 10:21 PM
Kendra,the plants are several types of ludwigia,sunset hygro,wisteria rotala walichii and a small barclaya longefolia,which should take over the whole center.There is some duckweed in there,and it should spread quite fast!
They have been in there for about three days,and seem to be enjoying the extra room!
Hahaha,I orgot some of the plants.The bushy ones up front are Blyxa japonica,and then on the wood is christmas moss and java fern of course.I so hope the fern covers a good bit of the log.
Edited by majerah, 14 January 2012 - 10:23 PM.
Posted 15 January 2012 - 06:33 PM
Rotala and ludwigia grows fast for me so you'll probably have a nice "jungle" kind of look to those spots in the tank in no time. I'm sure the pair will love that too.
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