This will be my first journal so please be kind.
I started this tank with a gift card I got for Christmas and it's been running since the first week of January.
Two 26 watt CFL 6500K Daylights, 8 hours a day
Cryptocoryne tropica, Vallisneria Spiralis, Dwarf Sags and Amazon Sword
6 Serpae Tetra, a couple ramshorn and a MTS or two
I have no CO2 or Ferts, though I suspect I will be needing to get some ferts in the future.
I'm rather new at this live plant thing so I'm not really sure to watch out for. So far I can tell that my sags and crypts are melting. I'm under the impression that it is common for melts to happen after shipping and being newly replanted. Is it just a sit and wait sort of thing or do I need to be doing something?
I was also quite the dummy and forgot to rinse my plants and ended up with what looks like hydra. There seems to be slightly less than yesterday so I am hoping they will go away with water changes.
6 serpae tetra, 6 marbled hatchets, 1 keyhole cichlid and possibly 4 cories
Any advice, suggestions and criticisms are welcome. Please keep in mind that this was just planted on 1/26/10.