Just a few minutes ago it was posted by scuba7jb, the amazing video “72 gallon bowfront planted aquarium with shoal of tiger barbs, sand bottom – usual day”.
As pubished in the youtube video by scuba7jb: “Here is a usual day in my 72 gallon bow front tank. This was just as I was getting things “turned around”. Hopefully the tank never looks this bad again!! I had a hair-algae outbreak for a few months until I finally got the fertilizer situation fixed.
Lighting is 8 (eight) 23watt CFL bulbs. 4 (four) are 6500K and 4 (four) are 2700K. The 6500’s hit the blue spectrum and the 2700’s get the red end. ++shrug++ It’s working for me and my plants are happy.
Substrate is 100lbs of pool filter sand and 50 lbs of coal slag blasting media.
CO2: 20lb cylinder and ceramic diffuser
9 Tiger barbs
4 flying fox
5 Tiger botia (syncrossus-berdmorei)
3 lemon tetra
1 glofish that refuses to die
Banana plants (Nymphoides Aquatica)
Others…… (I don’t know what)
Background music is obviously Bach – Fugue in G minor
I’m aware that once all the fish are full grown I’ll need a bigger tank… Plans are already in place to move everyone into a 340 gallon mega-tank.
As for stocking, Tiger Barbs are supposedly “semi-aggressive” but they get along just fine with the lemon tetras and glofish. The trick seems to be keeping them in a big group and having the tank set up with plenty of cover / hiding places.”
You can check the video below: