I'm very new to planted tanks. In my 10g I have bamboo (not fully submerged) but I want to add a water lilly, marimo moss balls, stacked rocked etc. Basically, a very Asian theme... I was wondering if anyone had any ideas on how to accomplish this in a low tech setting...Also, what I would need. Thanks!
P.s right now I have top fin's premium gravel in Green in my tank and I've taken all of my decorations out. I also have three fancy goldfish.
I'm sure that will look really cool! Unfortunately I must suggest that you get a bigger tank for your three fancy goldfish, their bioload is much to large and if they haven't out grown the tank yet they soon will. Having them in such a small tank will expose them to to high nitrates in a cycled tank and nitrate poisoning will follow. It can stunt them, and make their fins curl and not flow as nice as they could. I know because once I had no clue.
Plus a bigger tank means more room for plants!
If you'd like help or advice on your goldies feel free to pm me!
haha no worries! I'm getting a 55g on Monday for my goldies :-) We will be either putting a betta and frog with 2 snails in this tank or a couple of guppies... Depending who wins that discussion between the mister and me ;-)
Any ideas on how to aquascape this? I have an idea of what I want it to look like but you guys are the pros
I was definitely thinking a wall of bamboo too! I don't think I'm a minimalistic kind of girl hehe So, maybe, more feng shui then Zen. I like the idea of a fine substrate but how do I keep a fine substrate clean? Also, should I do a black or white background? Moss? Drift wood? I'm definitely doing the marimo balls because, lets be honest, they're awesome :-P
I'd do a wall of bamboo to hide the heater and filter and what not then do the black background...you can get bamboo from Walmart right now for a decent price. I use pool filter sand and it's fine but not to fine and it's cheap!