so i thought i would put up some pictures of my first ever attempt at growing plants. the tank has been up for a little over a month now and needs to be trimmed, but i want to save the clippings for my next tank.
rena xp1 filter
black flourite gravel
plants are: bacopa caroliniana, ludwigia (repens?), flame moss, marsilea hirsuta, pogostemon helferi, blyxa japonica, amazon swords, a crypt of some kind, giant duckweed, a weird fern, java fern and spiral val.
fish: white clouds, cardinal tetras, red ramshorns and a bunch of MTS and pond snails that snuck in.
i built the co2 system to save money. i had most of the parts lying around so it ended up being pretty cheap.
homemade bubble counter:
the tank with the first plants in it:
moving the plants around and changing layout:
the tank with all the plants and some fish:
and finally, the tank today:
anyway, it was a learning experience! :P for my second tank, i'll be really focusing on the actual layout instead of a jungle...