My 20 Long Newt Sanctuary

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After weeks upon weeks of tinkering with my setup I finally got it the way I wanted. Many people stick with "low-light" plants on this forum and there is nothing wrong with that. I however, wanted to create a dense planted tank for my newts to play, climb, and hide in. Well I am getting there. I am going to have to let the tank grow over the next couple months then I will fill in the empty spaces. The tank has about $400+ invested into it (trial and error). And that is not including the newts.

Here are the tank specs:
20 Long All-Glass Aquarium tank
2 * Coralife Aqualight Freshwater T5 (4 * 15W)
Cascade 700 Filter with CO2 injection through intake line.
Eco-Complete substrate topped with a layer of gravel (gravel is mixed with Laterite)

Plants:
Java Fern
Java Moss
Wendtii Crypt (not sure on exact type)
Vals
Hornwort
Marimo Ball
Microsword
Anachris
Water Sprite


This is the home to only 1 CFB right now. More will be slowly introduced over the next week (they will be quaritined before being added). Eventually it will hose about 5 CFB (possibly 6).





 
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uwe

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Sorry, maybe I missed the point.

This is just a regular newly created aquarium.

What should be say/do?

Uwe
 

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Nothing, it is just here for people to get ideas. Hense the purpose of this section in the forums. People are welcome to ask questions or make suggestions/comments about the setup.
 

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HI Justin, I was just wondering if you have mesh to cover the lid that just isn't in the photos?

Don't want the little buggers to climb out!
 

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thats nice! Are you good at making planted aquariums? I always failed at keeping my aquatic plants alive.
 
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My plants are unhealthy
, i shall be getting a light soon, but i have one unhealthy, he is a bit sad, but i have got a desk light near the tank, are tropical lights OK?
 
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