I took a long break from aquariums and recently got the fever to start again. I purchased everything new except for the stand and light. Every other item was purchased new in the last week.
I wasnt going for any theme but maybe a slightly loose Asian type biotope. The substrate is probably a little lighter colored but Ive always done dark substrates. All the plants dont "require" CO2
but may benefit from it. Im going to try ferts for 2-3 months then decide on CO2
Equipment: Deep Blue 30G tank
Penn Plax Cascade 700
Aqueon Pro 150w
Substrate: CaribSea Instant Torpedo Beach 40lbs
40 root tabs
Flora: Anubia Nana
Echodorus Hadi Red
Crypt Wendtii Gecko
Rotala Rotundifolia Red(might determine if CO2
Fauna: TBD after cycling but most likely something like this
1- Pearl gourami( love peaceful gouramis)
6- Checkered Barb (Another favorite)
10- Lambchop rasbora( good activity)
2- Peacock Gudgeon(favorite all time fish)
6- Panda Cories ( they are Asian right? Get it? Panda?
I was going to do Zebra loaches but who doesnt love cories? Plus the substrate is perfect for their barbels.