|On Saturday, November 20, 2010, the NJAGC held a meeting at the home of Alex C.In attendance were:
I arrived a little bit late to the meeting, so I missed Alex’s talk on his 20g tank, but he filled me in on some of the details.
Lighting is a Nova 2 x 24wt T5 6000k and Aquaflora bulbs. Fluval 205 canister and a gla paintball co2 system 20oz tank which lasts him about 3 months. Plants are c. lutea, c. pontederiifolia, Java fern broad leaf, lobelia cardinalis sp. and peacock moss. Mineralized soil for substrate and black colored aquarium sand. A bunch of red cherry shrimp and 7 Cardinal Tetras.
Moving on to his “centerpiece” tank, a pretty large, 75 gallon. My first reaction to this tank had to do with the stand. I’ve never seen a tank of this size, set on stand so low, where it is at eye level while in a seated postion. I really like this setup/height for a tank in a living room situation. It makes it so much more immersive. You don’t have to strain your neck to look at it, and, it isn’t something that is exactly common amongst the tanks I’ve seen.
Alex talking tank
We discussed the plants and placement of them, the wood, which I thought he did an excellent job on.
I don’t think this shot does it justice in the sense of the living space, but you can see the proportions to the chairs and living area.
One of the pencil fish – still a little skittish and hanging near the side due to the recent introduction
Thanks to Alex and his wife for opening their place up to the club!
Till next meeting,