So, I have never done a tank journal before but I am excited about this. Picked up a 65gallon off CL. 36"x18"x21". I thought I would use all that height and make a forest but I wanted to use some rocks in there too to make some caves for the rams. This is where I started.
I resealed the tank. ( I noticed it had been resealed already but not correctly)
Reversed the stand so I had the larger opening in front and cut out two new doors. Painted the stand and tank with Krylon Brown Leather. A lot better then it was IMO.
Next was setting up the hard scape. 6 tall trees covered in Xmas moss and the rocks and fallen tree using fissidens.
Then came a river rock layer to help with preventing anaerobic pockets in the deeper areas.
Side view with MGOPM.
Pool filter sand cap and some blyxa on the left.
Now the fun part that will keep me up all night.
The plan includes some rotala colorata, ludwigia arcunata, possibly some alt. reinecki, and maybe some ludwigia Rubin. Trying to keep it simple with plenty of swimming space. I plan on trimming the trees to look like evergreens.
Powerhead driven diy co2 with 4 bottles
2 t5 6700
2 t8 ?
Maybe LEDs for xmas(fingers crossed)