Loungeroom Aquarium

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Background

I originally had a tank in the wall which was a 40L tank with a few plans, the two Flame Dwarf Goramis' that I have in the new tank as well as the Pakastani Loach, and 7 Neon Tetras. They have all been migrated to my new Loungeroom tank where I have also added many more plans and fish life.

The planting is based on my diving background, and incorporating a 'kelp' forest look.
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  • Whiptail Catfish / Farlowella Acus

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Flow

When I had first setup this tank I had a few flow issues due to the depth (62cms) and having the spray bar only on the left hand side of the tank. I have moved to having a spray bar along the complete back part of the tank to both allow for water movement as well as breaking the surface slightly to oxygenate the water.

Measurements

2
Phosphate
50
Nitrate
Nitrite
Ammonia
6
GH
6.8
pH
3.0
Alkalinity
26
Temperature

Inhabitants

59 Fish

2 Angelfish Pterophyllum Leopoldi
10 Black Phantom Tetra Megalamphodus megalopterus
4 Bristlenose Catfish Ancistrus Sp.
15 Ember Tetra Hyphessobrycon Amandae
2 Flame Dwarf Gourami Colisa lalia
16 Neon Tetra Paracheirodon Innesi
Pakistani Loach Botia Almorhae
2 Peppered Corydoras Corydoras Paleatus
2 Rosy Barb Puntius conchonius
Whiptail Catfish Farlowella Acus

34 Plants

2 Anubias Barteri v.Nana Anubias Barteri v.Nana
21 Blyxa Auberti Blyxa aubertii
10 Cryptocoryne wendtii Cryptocoryne wendtii
Vallisneria caulescens Vallisneria caulescens

Equipment

Heater
Aquamanta GH 500 Heater
Filter
Aquamanta EFX1500UV
Substrate
bapl Geo-Rite
Other
Co2pro
My Parameter goals are;
Temp 26c
PH 6.8
Ammonia 0
Nitrites 0
Nitrates 20-35

Feeding See more

Tropical D-Allio Plus · Alge Discs · Tropical D-Allio Plus Granuals · Frozen Brine Shrimp

On average you perform a 9.4% water change every 14 days.

0% total water change in June.

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Lost the female angel on the 18th. Really sad.

Today brought in a new female angel, and completed the blyxa across the background.

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Inspiration & Goals

My Inspiration for this tank has been due to my diving background in kelp forests. I will be continuing the blyxa and Val theme from the right hand side of the tank across to the other side.
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  • Ember Tetra / Hyphessobrycon Amandae

Disasters & Regrets

The biggest problem i've had is with the inital setup, I tired too many plants early without getting my light correct first. I've moved to the Radion XR15FW (2) which gives me much better control on the light hence my plants are now growing much better.

Acknowledgements

I have to say a big thanks to Boronia Aquarium in Victoria, Australia for all their help, advise as I've been working to get this tank to a stable point!