Tank as of 10/1/13:
This tank has been up and running for about a month now, but figured I'd start documenting the progression here.
This is a 13.3 gallon
Mr. Aqua rimless tank. It is my first rimless tank and I am very happy with it so far, although now reading around on here I wish I would have looked into the truaqua tanks before I bought this.
Current fauna is a single female betta, who was a teeny tiny baby betta when I bought her, and two horned nerite snails. I haven't decided if I will try to add anything else to the tank or not yet.
48 watt t5ho zoo med light (really not a fan of this light, I am planning to get something new at some point)
Following standard EI dosing
Currently using a 95g upaqua co2 kit while I save up for a real regulator. Seems to be working fine for this tank so far.
ADA aquasoil Amazonian (my first tank with this substrate, I love it!)
HC, HM, downoi (pogostemon helfiri), syngonathus sp. Belem, ludwigia sp. atlantis, tonina sp. fluviatilis, rotala sp. nanjenshan, rotala sp. singaore, rotala sp. wallichi, alternanthera reineckii sp. variegated, staurogyne repens, star grass, limnophila aquatica
If you can't tell from the lay out I am absolutely enamored with Dutch style aquascapes.... I know this isn't a very popular style anymore, but I really love the neat rows and hedges and contrast of colors and leaf shape. While this is in no way a true Dutch aquascape, that is certainly my inspiration for some of the design
I hope to some day have a tank large enough to do a 'real' Dutch tank.
Here's the progression so far:
7/23/13 growing things out
7/24/13 time for a trim
8/18/13 - I have added duckweed last week after a nasty algae outbreak (which I am still dealing with) Hoping the duckweed cuts down the light a bit and makes things more manageable.
I am open to any comments or suggestions!
Thanks for looking!