It has been a year since I've gotten into the hobby and with school ending, I decided on getting some upgrades and creating a new scape. My tank has just been a grow-out tank since I didn't have time to take care of it.
So first off, I decided to upgrade my cheap equipment to some real tools that would help me with the new scape. A glass scraper, cool new tweezers, and an 11" curved scissors.
And I've been without a camera for so long so I've decided to invest in a new camera and tripod. Both for photographing the aquarium and for social occasions. I went with the Canon SD700IS and a cheap tripod from eBay.
I've also grown tired of the ugly orange Shultz AS, and hearing the that the Oil-Dri stuff from Walmart has a similar color to SMS, I took the dive and spent $7 for a new substrate ;D.
So I spent half a day redoing the tank. New substrate, hardscape and a few plants planted.
Planted the downoi and blyxa.
Added some stems plants in the back.
I still need to tie some moss on the tip of the manzanita and I'm still deciding on what to plant in the "riverbed". Comments and criticism are appreciated!!! Thanks for looking