Darrell's 20 Gallon Tank
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This 20 gallon community tank measures 24x18x16", and belongs to Darrell, one of our forum members.
The inhabitants are 6 Black Phantoms, 6 Rummy nose, 5 Cardinals, 3 Otocinclus vittatus and 20 Caridina japonica (Algae eating shrimps).
The tank is filtered by an Eheim Professional 2222 external. It is lit by two 18" Arcadia tubes, one Original Tropical and one Freshwater each with reflectors, and heavily planted. I supply CO2 once a week through a small Bioplast nutriflex diffuser.
I made the canopy myself. The cabinet was bought from a pine shop, but seemed ideal for a tank. I had them make me one a bit deeper than they normally did, and then had the tank made to fit. As for the skull !!!, that was just someone who fell out with me one night.
I have just bought an Interpet Bluemoon tube which I will setup to give an extra dimension to my lighting system. I also aim to add a more conventional Co2 system for a small tank.
Added September 2001