This is going to be my first tank I REALLY try to scape and make beautiful. I need everyone's help on this one! I am keeping it low tech, yes that means no CO2 high tech nerds.
The tank sits right now with goldies in it. They are in for the winter, since i think it is mean to let them sit under ice lol. I know, I know they would be fine but thats not me. The tank is under 2 32W 6500k T8s, 5 inches above the water. If anyone thinks it should be lowered or raised to keep algae away, please say so. (I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS TANK!
) Well anyways, I want to keep easy growers and still keep it LUSH. Im talking about pressing the fish against the glass lush in some places lol.
For the substrate im going 1/2 inch of kitty cat litter or less, 1/2 inch from the bottom of the compost bin, and an inch of MGOPM capped with 40 pounds of Eco-Complete mixed with blasting grit. With 5 API root tabs spread out.
I AM OPEN TO ALL SUGGESTIONS AND COMMENTS.
Here is my plan so far.
Yes, my handwriting is sexy.
Here is the tank now! Trust me the photos will be better once i get her dirty.
Oh and as for fauna
I was thinking:
10 Glass catfish(FOR SURE)
5 TRUE SA Bumblebee catfish(ALREADY HAVE)
10 Amanos(ALREADY HAVE)
And the rest is up to you guys. Yes, UP TO YOU!
But I want something with personality. So I will be picking somewhat but it had to be a suggestion from YOU GUYS. I love this forum and I want to involve you guys in this tank.
Oh and a special thanks to Crazydaz, he has inspired me to not just throw plants in a tank and be like BOOM, cross my fingers and hope it turns out pretty.