So tonight I got the tank empty and planted up with hc. Pain in the arse sorting it out and getting in planted but I guess you all know that anyway. Started pearling straight away but I'm guessing that's going to die down for a while until it settles in?! I'll just keep up the mini co2 until my new diffuser and regulator turn up. Hopefully tomorrow. As you can see from the pictures I ran out of hc towards the end. All comments/criticism welcome!
Thanks Tex. I'm just hoping I manage to get the hc grow. Just liked the fb page by the way. Some inspiring pictures on there. Makes me want to go bigger but I should learn to walk before I can run haha
Quick update..... Got the pressurised co2 in place. All nice and neat now so happy with that. I also ordered up some glosso for my other tank but decided to fill in the gap in this tank first so should be interesting to see how the glosso and hc carpet.
I've also tried to set up a little glosso pot to try grow my own for back-up so I'll see how that goes. Enjoy. All comments/suggestions welcome as usual
Everything growing in slowly. The moss that I thought had died off is growing really well. Glosso is getting tall. Not ideal but I'm letting it get really set in to the substrate before I start trimming it. HC is doing well also. Spreading across the substrate nicely and setting its roots. Just a bit annoyed with the browning of the leaves. Any suggestions to prevent this? Lighting is currently around 8 hours per day.
Hey everyone. Just some updated pictures of the tank inhabitants.
Otto and cherry (little blurry)
Amano (again blurry. Bloody iPhone camera!)
Another shot of an otto. Probably my favourite fish at the moment
Had a little bit of a change around. Added more substrate to the left to cover the glosso more and also swapped the hairgrass for some rotala. Everything is growing ok. Ordered some additional LEDs for the stock lighting so I'll see how that goes.
Hey there. The wood I just had to let float around in the water until it sank on its own. Took a week or so but eventually it got there. I'm just using stock lighting and a desk lamp with a 11w PL tube. I'm just ordered some led strips to mod the original light so I'll post updates when I've got it sorted.