Long time lurker, first time poster.
Introduction to me, I am a 28 year old Aussie girl who has kept fish most of my life. Starting out with of course the poor goldfish in the too small tank. The last set up was a 6ft with discus.
I got out of the hobby for 2 years, but once that bug has bitten you can’t get away from it.
For my birthday dear old dad brought me a 5ft tank with sump. Thanks dad!!
The scariest bit was I had to drive the tank from the shop to mine which was over 6 hours away, every little bump made my heart JUMP!
I must admit I did get the inspiration for this tank from one of the amazing ones on here
Tank and stuff spec's
washed riversand substrate
3 T8 tube lighting - Currently being upgraded to LED's
co2 will be added soon
root tabs and liquid ferts
Fingers crossed Discus and possibly a school of rummy nose tetras?
Needle leaf java fern
I have also brought 2 swords but they are just too big so may have to swap them out for a crypt?
This will be the first time I actually try and make a tank look good, so wish me luck!!!
Some pics.. of course, everyone loves pics
Sump it's actually 2 plastic tubs joined together
Tank and stand
I very slowly filled the tank, the water was almost perfect, but of course stupid me forgot to point the outlet in a different direction
A few days later nice and clear
The pots of lilaeopsis were meant to turn up early this week, but the lfs here is useless at the best of times so if I am lucky maybe next week it will be a bit more green.
Sorry if I have rambled a bit, but thanks for taking the time to read the start to my journey