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Greetings from Greenville SC

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by tankhead, Oct 29, 2017.

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    tankhead New Member

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    Hello!


    Although I've been fish keeping for a number of years, I've recently decided to convert to a planted tank. I've done some research, and my hope is to establish a low tech, low maintenance ecosystem that will benefit my fish and me too. I’m blown away by many of the gorgeous tanks I see! As a beginner, I’m doing by best not to be overly ambitious ;)

    My tank:
    56 gallon tall 31x18x24 ~7 yrs old

    Eheim 2217 filter
    Fluval Aquasky LED, new, getting a timer
    Marineland programmable LED, white/blue
    No substrate currently, removed river rocks and adding Eco Complete at planting (in a week or 2)
    Air pump with air stone bubbler

    2 bunches wisteria, anchored until planted
    1 narrow leaf java fern mat 3x3
    2 coconut husk tunnels with java ferns attached
    2 anchored floating java moss balls
    1 Brazilian pennywort, potted til planting
    2 microswords, potted til planting
    Algae!

    1 koi angelfish
    9 albino corys
    2 flame dwarf gouramis
    7 glass catfish
    2 blue mystery snails (will have by planting)


    The tank is well established, and my usual issues are watching the pH and keeping nitrates at bay. I change about a third of the water weekly, with some misses because life just gets in the way (this was initially my impetus for going to a planted tank, and I just purchased a python system). My tap water is somewhat variable, currently tending toward acidic, so I use a little aragonite in the filter to boost the pH. I just got gH and kH testing kits, so I'll be checking those parameters and posting.

    The plants are mostly new to the tank (2-3 weeks), except for the java fern mat and one of the tunnels. I started dosing with Seachem Flourish weekly when I got the new plants, and all have new growth.

    Fishwise, the corys are my favorites with their hilarious antics. They've taken to perching on the floating moss balls :) I do intend for this to be a planted fish tank, so my stock will probably remain at a higher level than I see in many planted tanks.


    So that's my set up, and I'll post a photo soon. I'm looking forward to chatting with you!
    tankhead
     
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    tankhead New Member

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    so disregard, couldn't find my post from yesterday (doh!):oops:
     
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