Alright, I have most likely bugged the crap out of all of you with tonnes of questions all over this forum just gathering information. It's been about a month and a half since I stumbled across this forum and decided to begin a planted aquarium. It's about time I started up my tank and here's a tank journal to go along with it.
First off I know I am not an expert but I have gathered plenty of information to attempt this. I'll have plenty of pics (first couple are with my phone so they're bad quality, got a hold of my brothers SLR so better quality pictures are coming) for you guys to look through.
The biggest thing I want is constructive criticism or help so I can learn and improve my tank and this experience. So if you guys see me doing anything wrong let me know so I can fix/improve it.
-Eheim Canister 2217
-T5 HO lights
-3 Bags of eco complete
-Aquatek Mini CO2 Regulator
Right now I'm not a 100% sure as I'm just starting off with plants but I have some ideas
-Tetras (still deciding on which ones exactly)
-Otos/amano shrimp/cory cats (if they can co-exist?)
-Anubias Nana (maybe to come)
So I picked up all the equipment over about a 1 month span and I purchased 4 potted dwarf baby tears and started preparing them to be planted.
These are the poor quality phone taken photos. the rest should be better quality.
Alright so everything's been done, I'm starting to get some condensation inside the tank, is this bad?
Also I have a little water coming over the substrate at its lowest point, is this ok?
Alright so that's it for the start of my first tank, I'll keep updating this forum and if you have any input/questions dont be afraid to ask or drop a comment.