I used to have this tank planted but gave up on it and got into vivariums. So now that I have more time in my hands I decided to start it again.
2wpg of light
(turns on at 9am->12pm...then turns on again at 2pm-> 8pm)
- Paver sand
- none (I dose Excel everyday)
- Dry ferts (I dose EI)
Im guessing a little in here since my test kits were old and giving me false results. But from what I remember back then our tap water here is around:
GH - 15
KH - ? I forgot this one but I think it's pretty high also
Narrow leaf Java Fern
Anubias Nana "Eyes"
Anubias Nana Petite
annnnnd for the pics..
I did a quick sketch on Photoshop on how I want the tank to look like... Basically I want the HM to fill in the background with the javafern. Then the Anubias right in front of them. Then patches of hairgrass on the foreground.
Full tank shot
Left side again..
Right side again
Side view of the tank
top view..sort of
The tank has been running for a week and a half now and everything is going well. I have some brown algae here in there but I got 8 Otos 2 days ago to take care of it.
The HM is doing good except that the bottom leaves are turning brown and falling off, but the new growth is really green. The hairgrass on the other hand is turning dark green and a little brownish...Im not sure what Im doing wrong...maybe a lack of Co2? Im still undecided whether I should get pressurized Co2 or go for a low tech tank. can anyone help me decide on this?
Oh and can anyone recommend me good test kits? The test kits that I got back then (by Red Sea) never gave me accurate results. Like for the phosphate kit, It always reads zero even if I directly put phosphate in the water that Im testing