I have been keeping fish for at least 12 years now and I started getting into planted aquariums around the beginning of 2010. Since then I have dabbled with some common plants, nothing too fancy, and had good success with them. Like most people I started with DIY CO2 and a big desire to get my plants pearling! The anubias I started with back then (I never trimmed them) are now HUGE with some rhizomes around 8" long and other rhizomes branching off around 6". I had 2 german blue rams, 2 swordtail mollies, ~30 cardinal tetras, 4 Serpae Tetras. Fast forward to New Years 2013, the wife and I go to Canada for vacation! Its so much fun! We get to visit family, go skiing, snowball fight with my nephews. Unfortunately during our preparations I turn down the heat to 62deg, turn off the water main, and turn off some of the breakers. BIG MISTAKE. One of the breakers thats supposed to stay on, was switched off! GUESS WHICH ONE? HEAT PUMP. It was FREEZING in the house. That week it was in the 30's even during the day. First thing I think of is the fish. I go check and sure enough its mass casualty
I feel horrible! The only 2 fish that survived were 2 of my Serpae Tetras. Well its time for a rescape and a fresh start. Enter my new aquascape I will call "Deep Freeze"
My equipment list:
Catalina Aquarium 3x54watts T5HO w/ moonlights
Hydor 300watt in-line heater
Black Diamond 20/40 grit for substrate
Which side of the wood do you guys like? BTW, It's 2 pc's of wood you're seeing there so I can move them around independently
I think the light shines nicer when the wood is on the right side, but I didn't notice it until I moved the pics to the computer and compared side-by-side. My wife says to keep it on the left though!
Ive added some rocks:
Im worried ive left too much open space on the right side and I'm not sure of what to fill in there.
Sooo... The tank is still empty.. Any thoughts on moving stuff around? Plant ideas? Add or remove hardscape?