Thanks Sara! I hope that I don't let anybody down here. My talent for construction is driven by the fact that my dad is the founder and CEO of an incorporated construction company. I've been around carpentry and general construction my whole life. Trim carpentry is something that I admire because you're given the chance to build a work of art each time you flip the switch on that router. Working with the two hands that God has given me is second to none. What a way to relax, IMO.
, I will have to watch that line carefully. I hung the Hydor after flipping it around last night, so I'm confident that no weight issues will lead to pinched off tubing.
As you can tell from the previous pics, the water was a bit cloudy. The substrate from aquariumplants.com seems to be pretty good stuff. The water is much clearer this morning. I'm liking the rock layout so far. I'm trying to picture how I'm going to plant this tank. I've got several plants on the way. I can't remember all the plants I'm getting, but I do know that I'm getting blyxa, s. repens, HM, fissidens, elatine triandra, and some rotalas.
Obviously, I'll be using the e. triandra and s. repens in the foreground. I'm thinking that the blyxa will look nice on the left side. I'll really just have to wait for plants to arrive before I can make any decisions. Hurry up USPS!!
FTS....cleared up a bit:
FTS from my viewpoint:
Left side. I'm thinking that blyxa would look good taking up residence from the front corner and wrap around the backside behind the rock. Let me know what you think...
Right side. I see the HM in the front corner here. Foreground plants stretch across the front. I love the Dutch look, so I'm planning to have stems taking up most of the background. I need a transition plant to go between the foreground and the taller stems. Maybe the HM could serve this purpose. Surely somebody here knows of some good mid-ground plants that I could use here. Looking for something that stays around 2-4" tall.
Thanks for reading!