I finally got my aquarium mostly established after several years without one.
It was cycled for a couple of months with just fish food and a few plants and it's beginning to settle in with some fish which are doing well and seem really happy. Funny how live plants will do that
My last tank did well with a bunch of mystery plants grown from those coconut looking seeds but this time I purchased some plants.
The larger plants on either side and through the skull were sold as Amazon Sword and are growing GREAT with one long runner that has grown another clump. The grass is some sort of hair grass and I have some water sprite as well as a "micro sword" and a moss ball. The guy at the pet store wasn't very knowledgeable about plants so I'm unsure about exactly what I have
The substrate is just gravel with some seachem tabs which I've had good luck with in the past.
I want to add some java moss, hide the mechanicals/hoses/etc., and just sit back and watch which is always fun
I have 2 tiger barbs, 2 platies, a little algae eating cat, a couple of ghost shrimp a beta and three little "dayglo" danios. I don't like the fish load because they will soon outgrow the tank but my wife and kids picked them up following the "inch per gallon" rule. They forgot that fish GROW!
My daughter picked up the beta and one of those cruel little boxes and It bugged me having him in such a tiny container... So far he's doing well in the tank after 3 weeks and thankfully the other fish him alone and he seems happy to just derp around.
The tank is just a 15 gallon tall with a single 15 watt grow bulb , bio wheel filter and heater.
I plan on getting this one "grown-in" for a while and then upgrading or adding a 30 gal or so with some fancy substrate and nice lights.
That's Frankie the Hellcat looking on
I'm not a big fan of the skull but the kids picked it up. I did train some plants through it for some camouflage.