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ElektroPR 09-02-2019 11:06 AM

Help with 40 Breeder Planted Aquarium Setup
Hi everyone,

I'm setting up a 40 Breeder Aquarium at the front office of my school. The tank is already up with water. I used a 40 lb of Eco-Complete, a Nicrew ClassicLed Plus (30"-36"), a Penguin 350B (super cheap $20), I added 2 foam blocks of Poret from SwissTropical to the Penguin (the filter has room for extra media). I was planning of using a 3D background but was too expensive so end up using a printed background like a photo. Looks OK. Please see pictures below:

This are some of the plants I think will be bulletproof. This tank will be maintain by the school office manager so it needs to be bullet proof. I'm even planning to use a timer for the light. Please feel free to correct me if I'm wrong and to add some other nice beginner plants not included.

Floating and Other Plants
Marimo Moss Ball
Java Moss

Background and Stem Plants
Vallisneria "Jungle Val"
Pogostemon Stellatus Octopus
Echinodorus Grisebachii or Echinodorus Amazonicus "Amazon Sword"
Microsorum Pteropus "Java Fern"
Mint Bacopa "Bacopa Caroliniana"
Carolina Fanwort "Cabomba Caroliniana"
Ceratophyllum Demersum "Hornwort"
Aponogeton Crispus (Blulb Plant)
Ceratopteris Thalictroides "Water Sprite"

Anubias (any variaty)
Cryptocoryne Wendtii Red
Cryptocoryne Lutea

Foreground and Carpet Plants
Marsilea hirsuta "Dwarf Four Leaf Clover"
Echinodorus Tenellus "Dwarf Chain Sword"
Helanthium Tenellum
Sagittaria Subulata "Dwarf Sagittaria"

fishyjoe24 09-02-2019 11:42 AM

Re: Help with 40 Breeder Planted Aquarium Setup
the marsilea hirsuta and helanthium tenellum will more or likely need c02 and root tabs. oh and more or likely the amazon sword may grow to big for the tank. filter if it was me I'd go for a canister. it does look like you are a good start.

ElektroPR 09-02-2019 01:38 PM

Re: Help with 40 Breeder Planted Aquarium Setup

Thank you for the info. So Dwarf Sag is the easiest carpet plant? What other carpet plants would you recommend that don't need high lights and CO2? I'm thinking of just using the Dwarf Sag but I would like to have options or use more than one carpet plant. Thanks.

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