Had a 58l nano sitting in the garage doing nothing. It was my first tank, but upgraded to a bigger one.
The tank is a standard Boyo TL450. It has a rear filter chamber with 4 compartments.
Compartment 1: Overflow with filter floss, activated carbon and 2 bags of ceramic rings.
Compartment 2: Small protein skimmer pump with bioballs. Only the pump, not collection cup.
Compartment 3: 100W Heater
Compartment 4: 800l return pump with filter sponge. The pump has a outlet connected to a spray-bar with a sponge covering 4 of the 6 holes. Without it is makes a strong current. The spray-bar is set upwards to make riffles on the surface water.
2 X 18W 50/50 PL lights (10 000K)
Substrate is 2 bags fine black gravel mixed with 1 bag course black gravel. It is in total about 6cm - 4cm deep sloping forward.
Dossed Seachem Stability since beginning with 10% weekly water changes. Added 1 small piece of fish to get some ammonia going.
Soaked a piece of drift wood for 1 week and placed in the tank. Mmmm, should have kept it longer longer as the tank has a yellow color now.
Added 4 pot plants and 3 strings of floating plants. Started dossing bio-elite and added root tablets.
Tested the water last night (been cycling now for 3 weeks)
Temp. 29 (I will have to do some in fan in the hood, or keep the feeding lid half open)
There is some long strings of algae growing and 2 of the plants have some leaves turning yellow. Any one know why? Might be the slightly high temp.
1 or 2 kuhli loach
Male and female Dwarf Gourami
Maybe 3 or 4 tetra's (neon, lemon or glass)
Please feel free to comment on any of the above.