Sean's 20 gallon

Nov 8, 2015
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My 20 gallon tank has 5 golden white cloud minnows, 3 albino corydoras, a golden mystery snail, a ghost shrimp, and my favorite, a Banjo Catfish. It's also set up with an aquaponics bio-filter that I've made myself. Lighting comes from my grow light, and I clean any detritus with a net to the best of my ability. Black sand on bottom, a few hiding places, and one aquatic plant.
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some of the pictures aren't actually from my tank, the smaller animals are difficult to get pictures of.
 

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Hard to see your tank from that angle, but your filter system looks neat. It's like glad-ware planted containers draining into one another? Do you add fertilizers?

Have you considered having more lower light plants in the tank itself?
 

Nov 8, 2015
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I can add more tank pictures later but I just cleaned and since its sand its all a little cloudy. They are exactly what you think, just the Tupperware containers filled with fish tank rock. I don't actually add fertilizers. When I first started it and my tank was cycling I added a Kelp based fertilizer, but now it's just the nitrates in the water that feed the plants. I actually haven't thought of using low light plants lower down and I might try that. Thanks for the idea! arcab4, thanks, It isn't incredibly hard to set up, but it took a while to get it right. It was a trial and error and I'm still working out some kinks. The upkeep is a not too bad. Cleaning is a little difficult. I don't have anything filtering detritus out of I have to clean it out by hand. But as long as I have a healthy bacteria colony, my fish and my plants are happy :)