Your tank looks FREAKIN AWESOME!!!!
I LOVE everything about it! Your Fish and Plant choices are spot on with what way I believe I want to take my 55g!
What Bulbs are you running? I have 2-48"T5HOs over my 55g now, but I am thinking of stepping down to 1 and using a smaller bulb like you do! I am needing to get bulbs pretty soon anyway, so it would make it easier just to by 1 T5HO!!
I read through most of the journal, but my back is killing me, so I will finish it tomorrow! OH and I totally understand about the A.D.D. with hobbies!!!
I have a few tanks setup right now, but I also Fish, Hunt,Reload Ammo, Woodworking, Car Audio and Electronics, and a few other things as well! So I feel your pain when it comes to other things getting in the way!
Anyway keep up the good work on the tank!
Thank you! I'm glad that you've enjoyed looking at my journal
I'm running one 48" t5 (non-HO, but it is a double bulb,) and one 36" T8 of all things. The latter came with the used stand that I bought. When it dies, I'm probably going to replace it with LEDs...the casing on it is pretty beat up, but luckily it's hidden inside the hood. Sounds like you have a bunch of interesting hobbies too
I might get into reloading myself sometime...as if I need more hobbies LOL.
It's been about a month, so new pictures! I took these the day after a water change. I do need to clean my canister filter, there are too many particles floating around. I finally had to cut back some of my Anubias as one rhizome in particular was up against the glass. I didn't remove it though, I just moved it back into the rest of the clump. That's pretty much the approach I've taken with this tank the entire time, very little plant mass gets removed other than dead leaves. Trimmings get re-planted or moved. Which is why it's such a jungle...
New FTS. My java fern is getting truly enormous now!
Left side, close up:
Right side, close up:
One of these days I'll get a better camera than the point-n-shoot I have. At least it takes nice outdoor photos, which is good since that's mostly what I got it for (hiking, it's a waterproof/shockproof camera. No worries about rainstorms or accidental drops.)