20L Bar

Dallas, TX
Volume 20 Gallons
Make Aqueon
Model 20 Long
Timeline

Introduction

This is a 20g long tank that sits on the bar between the kitchen and the living room. It's visible from both long sides and one of the short sides.

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Filtration

I built in-tank filtration using some black acrylic and other parts ordered from Amazon. The filtration is modeled after the "NUVO Fusion Pro 20 Peninsula" from Innovative Marine https://www.innovative-marine.com/product-page/nuvo-fusion-peninsula-20-gallon

This tank uses a filter sock and a fuge basket made for that tank.

The filter sock is not a perfect solution. It doesn't fit as perfectly as I had hoped, so water escapes over the top of the cuff.

The fuge basket houses 3 pieces of open-cell foam: blue coarse, green medium, then black fine. The fuge basket does not fit perfectly, so there is an extra piece of fine foam wedged beside it so water can't bypass the foam entirely. I may make a replacement.

Lighting

Finnex Planted+ 24/7 HLC LED. This has a built-in timer with different settings for different times of day.

2020-03-31: Customized 24h cycle from stock (first number) to this (numbers are WRGB, X = 10, max)

2020-04-12: Adjusted 24h cycle a bit more: 0000 overnight, removed white @ 9pm

.. stock . 3/31 . 4/12
12a 0111 . 0011 . 0000
3am 0000 . 0001 . 0000
6am 1233 . 0111 . 0111
9am 2X10 . 1310 . 1310
12p XX00 . 2512 . 2522
3pm XXXX . 3555 . 3555
6pm 2X11 . 2311 . 2311
9pm 1111 . 1011 . 0122

Measurements

170
TDS
2.0
Alkalinity
2
KH
6
GH
Ammonia
Nitrite
Phosphate
28
Nitrate
Temperature
18
Potassium
80
Calcium
6.3
pH

Inhabitants

3 Fish

2 Clown Loach Botia macracantha
Otocinclus Catfish Otocinclus sp.

3 Invertebrate

3 Japonica Amano Shrimp Caridina japonica

48 Plants

14 Ammania Senegalensis Ammania Senegalensis
7 Brownie Ghost Bucephalandra sp
3 Cabomba Caroliniana Cabomba caroliniana
Dwarf Baby Tears Hemianthus callitrichoides
4 Ludwigia Repens Ludwigia repens
Mermaid weed Proserpinaca Palustris
16 Rotala Wallichii Rotala Wallichii
2 Syngonanthus sp. 'giant' Syngonanthus sp 'giant'

Equipment

Accessory
Lava Rock
Dosing
CO2
Clippard solenoid MME2PDSD110
Dwyer flow meter RMA151SSV
Victor Regulator G15060320
Substrate

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Fe from Micros · NO3 · PO4 · K

On average you perform a 61.6% water change every 7 days.

94.2% total water change in June.

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