Short time lurker, this thread actually made me join! Im a member of TFK, and they say your site is awesome, and it is!
Im a newbie to planted tanks, starting out with water sprite, anacharis, then parrots feather, and now more..
Heres my 50 gallon partially planted, with some plastic plants, though i hated it being half and half, so i went out and bought more plants, and took out all the plastic..
And heres what it looks like now!
Heres the left side of the tank:
And the right side:
The plants are water sprite, floating, and [i planted some in the substrate to see what happens] caboma, onion plant, a small spiral val, parrots feather, java moss, anacharis, some small sword type plants, a medium one, and a medium large sword type plant. Im not sure what kinds they are.
The tank is 48 inches long, and i have two 36 inch t8 6500k lights on them, no CO2 and up until two weeks ago, no ferts, but now flourish comprehensive supplement.
The fish are 12 guppies, nine cherry barbs, 10 cories[albino, spotted and emerald] a rubbernose pleco, a bristlenose pleco, and a lone pristella tetra that escaped me when i caught the rest of them. Theres also two apple snails and a few pond snails, and i think six ghost shrimp.
This is my other planted tank, a 5.5 with a betta and some guppy fry, and an apple snail.
This was takenOctober 29th, and all it had was anacharis i was growing out and a few small cabomas, and watersprite.
This is the tank today, I added some water wisteria, [very sad looking] to the tank, and when i bought the wisteria, i got three stems of what looks to be a red wisteria? Im not sure, but thats in there as well.
This tank has a ten gallon hood [i know too big, but its working] with two 14 watt spiral bulbs, and ive use flourish comprehensive twice on it. before that, just the fish.
Im working on ideas for rescaping the both of them, and picked up a 14 inch tall amazon sword for the 50 gal, and two banana plants and another plant im not sure about for the 5.5..
I dont have much in the sort of hard scape, since driftwood is so expensive!
Im welcome to all advice or ideas, feel free to pm or reply here!