Ivan's Planted 40 Breeder

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  1. irr0001

    irr0001 Purple Tang

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    Hey everyone. I finally got some water in my tank after taking all the live rock and sand out a couple weeks ago. Here's what it looks like ATM.

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    Still not sure what fish I'm going to keep in there. I have 2 bluegill that I snatched from the pond yesterday in the tank right now. Any suggestions on that subject would be greatly appreciated.

    I have 2x39w T5's and a Fluval 305. I also have a CO2 system and my AquaController Jr. left over from my reef that I am going to utilize. I'll post more pictures when I get my first order of plants in. I just grabbed a few at the lfs today to add some color.

    Ivan
     
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  3. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Good start

    Tetras, danios, barbs, rams, small gouramis would all be good, with a couple of corydoras for janitors and siamese algae eaters for algae control.
     
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    Great start! That's going to be really pretty. I've been having the hankering to set up a planted FW recently.

    Gouramis are really cute. I also really like killifish.
     
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    Thanks! You should. I'm kind of over gouramis. I've had them too many times. I like the killfish though. They kind of remind me of firefish.
     
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    Killifish are so pretty and come in so many varieties! And they are peaceful, which is always a plus. Also, I don't think they are that common (I've never seen them in person), so you would have something different, which is fun.
     
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    I find it interesting, another Reefer that has decided to go with a fresh water tank. I have had fish tanks for almost 40 years, mostly fresh but have had salt since about 1984.

    I have had the nurge for the last 3 or 4 or 4 months to set up a tank just like that one and am getting ready to pull the trigger. Going to be a really nice tank, keep up the post so we can see it evolve.
     
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    Don't get me wrong..I absolutely hated dumping out all of the saltwater! But I have never done a larger planted tank and it will be a new learning experience. In the past I have just tossed some plants in a 10 gallon. This one I am going to do right. I still have my mantis tank to cure my itch though. Thanks for looking! I'll be sure to post more pictures as it progresses.
     
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    My first shipment of plants is coming in tomorrow. I'll put up some pictures as soon as I get them in.

    I'm going to Atlanta on Friday afternoon with a friend. He's real into cichlids and knows some good freshwater stores. Hopefully I'll come back with some fish.
     
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    I hope so!! I'm ready to see some pretty fish in there!!
     
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    irr0001 Purple Tang

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    A couple more pics. I received a few plants in the mail the other day.

    I still haven't gotten any permanent fish. The bream are getting boring. They just hide out all day. Gonna have to drop a jig in there and get them out pretty soon lol

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    Ivan