20 Gallon Rock Planted Tank

20 gallon rock planted tank

This 20 gallon planted tank has gone through a few different transformations over the years. I started the tank back in 2018 after I took down my 30 gallon paludarium, mainly as a tank to put my giant danio. I was originally trying to make it resemble a river, by having lots of rocks and some plants mixed in. Soon after I added my spiny eel and botia loach, which now live in my 30 gallon planted tank.

Then the tank went through a long stretch where it had a phytoplankton bloom, that I just left alone. I kind of thought it was cool having a green water tank, even though I couldn’t see anything into the tank. But I knew the fish didn’t care, and I knew there were copepods in the tank that were happy. Eventually I decided I wanted to see into the tank again, and got an Aquarium UV Sterilizer(Green Killing Machine).

Pretty quickly the water cleared up, and I decided I wanted to change this to a shrimp and small fish tank. So I transferred all my larger and shrimp eating fish to the 30 planted, and added a lot more plants to this tank. Right now it’s more of a swamp look, and the shrimp seem to love it. I’m hoping to clean it up a bit and do some better aquascaping in the future.

Hardware:

Aquarium: 20 Gallon Long
Lighting: Current Satellite T5
Filter: Tetra Whisper Internal Aquarium Power Filter
Algae Scrapper: Mag-Float Small
Heater: Aqueon Pro 100
Fertilizer: Seachem Flourish Excel

Inhabitants:

Emerald and Chili Rasbora
Borneo Hillstream Loach
Various Neocaridina Shrimp
Nerite Snails
Ludwigia
Java Fern
Java Moss
Anubias
Cryptocoryne
Subwassertang
Rotala Indica
Duck Weed 🙁

 

20 gallon planted 2018
20 gallon planted 2018
20 gallon planted 2019
20 gallon planted 2019
20 gallon planted 2020
20 gallon planted 2020
20 gallon planted 2021
20 gallon planted 2021
Borneo Hillstream Loach
Borneo Hillstream Loach
Lohachata Botia Loach
Lohachata Botia Loach
Red Rili Neocaridina Shrimp
Red Rili Neocaridina Shrimp
Emerald and Chili Rasbora
Emerald and Chili Rasbora
Various Neocaridina Shrimp
Various Neocaridina Shrimp
Dwarf Cory Cats
Dwarf Cory Cats