New 30 gallon Plant tank
To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
Subject: New 30 gallon Plant tank
From: buddy wiese <buddyw at umich_edu>
Date: Mon, 27 Nov 95 18:02:40 +0800
In-Reply-To: Your message <199511210839.DAA26531 at looney_actwin.com> of Tue, 21 Nov 1995 03:39:02 -0500
I would like advice on setting up a small plant tank. Here is
the deal. It is a 30 gallon tank (normal dimensions) and only has a
heater. (I can not have a pump since I will be putting it in the
and my girlfriend has outlawed any sort of noise producing fish tank
stuff. (I have a 130 gallon Tanganykan set up in the other room and my
two magnums can be less than silent at times.) I also dont want to get
too complicated and buy a CO2 pump for the evenings. Although I might
sping for a good lamp set up if anyone has any good suggestions.
I would like to pack the tank with plants but I dont know too much
substrates.. I have medium gravel in the 130 and what plants that I
there do fine for about a year or so, but they dont grow out of control
like i would like. (Another plus would be plants that grow well at
pH, since I plan on keeping the pH at 8.0 of so, just in case my
girlfrined caves in on the pump... in which case I would put a coulple
of dwarf cichids in the talk once the plants are doing well.
So if anyone has suggestions on what sort of substrate and or what type
of plants I sould get please let me know. I plan to put some oto's in
the tank to keep the algae down.
Thanks in advance.