Cinnebuns Posted December 16, 2021 Share Posted December 16, 2021 First of all I have to say that I have posted a couple of times here, I'm so happy my friend suggested this forum! After experiencing Facebook groups, it's a relief to have a place to bounce off ideas and get suggestions without unneeded drama! Now for the next step in my learning! 1 month into this hobby and I've already gone from a 5 to a 10 to now a 29 gallon! Watch for me world, soon imma have a 300! Ok maybe not cause I'm in an apartment but aaaaanyway. I'm not much of an aquascaper as you can see but here's my start. Goals for this tank is for glow tetras and a breeding trio of guppies therefore a growing guppy population. I know the tetras will eat fry, but that will help with population control! I don't have plans for live plants other than that I currently have 2.5 (half because some broke off) marimo moss balls. Considering doing floating plants or possibly others in the future but I'm not completely convinced. So....questions are: 1. Should I add more substrate? I have another 10 pound bag. 20 pounds is in there currently. I'm undecided if it needs more or if I should just use that bag in my 10 gallon. 2. I know the aquascaping isn't amazing but is it passable? Does it fit my goals for the fish? I do have some more colorful fake plants in the 10 I can add. I literally just threw this together to have a place to start. 3. How heavily should I consider more plants than easy moss balls? The moss balls did help A TON in the 10 gallon, and I have more on the way, but I know they will have less effect in a 29. Plus I know floating plants would help fry hide. 4. I've checked and double and tripled checked my plan for the fish makes sense but it never hurts to get more opinions. My LFS will take overflow fry so I'm not concerned about being over run, but is it too much for a beginner to jump into breeding? I'm told guppy breeding is cake and I have a 5 gallon if needed for raising fry. 5. I haven't yet set up the filter and heater. I noticed the heater looks a lot smaller than the one I've been using for my 10. It's 100 watts. Is that enough? I have multiple HOB filters was was thinking about running 2 together. However I don't think there is enough space on the hood. Is it worth it to drill an opening in the hood to fit 2? 6. Anything else I didn't think of, feel free to add! I know this is a step by step process and everything doesn't come at once. It's good to have some heads up on the processes. Again, I'm so I love with this forum! You guys are the best! I love constantly improving my knowledge and skills! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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