View Full Version : Hello from Duluth!

05-01-2014, 08:42 PM
Hey guys I'm Eli. I joined this site years ago but never really posted much. I started off with a 10 gallon freshwater tank and then moved onto saltwater nano tanks. I recently gave away my jbj 12 gallon and the livestock I had in it. Now I am back full circle to freshwater, and to be honest it's quite refreshing and I feel like I will enjoy it much more. I'm hoping to continue learning about this hobby (there is always something new to learn!) and hopefully I can also contribute to this community!

I just set up a 29 gallon tank in my apartment and until it is finished cycling, I will be brainstorming what kind of fish I would like to stock it with. I'd like to stick fairly close to a certain biotope, either southeast Asian or South American. If I go the Asian biotope route I was considering a dwarf gourami, a school of H. Rasboras, and maybe a few loaches of some sort. If I go the South American route, I was thinking maybe a blue ram, a school of rummynose tetras, and some corydoras of some sort.

I plan to keep this tank very low maintenance so no plants. I am running a small led light strip so my tank is not very brightly lit. I want that dark look. The picture looks darker than it really is. Once it clears up and I get a better camera I will post more pics.

Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated!!

05-02-2014, 06:51 AM
Welcome back Eli. Your tank looks very promising. Personally, I feel you could add a few plants without much maintenance. I have one with Christmas moss, water wisteria and some anubias and all are thriving without much need to do anything and it adds additional stability to the tank IMO.

05-02-2014, 07:52 AM
Welcome Eli! I agree that some easy, lower light plants would be doable and easy, but either way you're off to a great start. If you're free Saturday, our monthly meeting features a talk by Mike Wise on Apistos. From what I hear, he's a very interesting and incredibly knowledgeable guy so it should be a great talk. Oh, and apistos would be perfect in a 29. ;)

05-02-2014, 05:57 PM
Thanks for the suggestions! I'll look more into apistos. And if I change my mind about plants, I can upgrade my lighting easily.