It's been a while now since I updated this, but I thought I'd post a few more pictures. The tank has really been through a lot in the past few months. Planting, planting, more planting, disaster, redo, planting, planting...
Here is one about a month from the last post.
I had switched to an inline diffuser.
Fast forward another week...
Fast forward another 2 weeks or so... I got a monster ray and was seeing what it did for the colors. Plants were long due for a trimming.
And then came the melt.... Disaster struck and I lost about all the fish and all the plants...
Here's the tank after buying a bunch more plants and some wood.
Fast forward 2 weeks. Added a black backing, looks better. Plants are really growing in again. Added some cardinal tetra, amano shrimp, and otos. You can see the wood is growing some interesting things on it... oh, and some java moss, haha.
And finally here it stands as of yesterday. Most of the white fuzz is gone now and I'm getting the tank more to where I'd like it to be for what it is. Removed the swords, they were just taking over the tank. Got some monte carlo I want to try in place of the dhg. Moving the dhg over in front of the repens maybe... Still haven't decided if I'm going to change out the rocks or not.
Any suggestions are always welcome and thanks for looking!
-Below are the juicy details-
40 gallon corner (I think it's technically 36 but I'm an optimist)
Rena XP2 filter with spraybar attachment
Jager 75W heater
Pressurized CO2 with inline diffuser
Additional powerhead cause getting flow right in this tank is a pita...
Lighting is two 6500K dutch planted LEDs from BML (one 24 inch on the front and one 18 inch on the back) The front is on tank mounts so about 3 inches from water, dimmed to 75%. The back one is suspended about 10 inches above water and full power.
EI dose with dry ferts, NPK 3x a week and CSM+B every other day, 40-50% water change a week.
Flora: (more or less in order of back to front)
ludwigia sp rubin
hemianthus umbrosum (giant baby tears?)
hygrophila corymbosa compacta
a couple different anubias (a few nana petite and another I'm not sure of)
eleocharis parvula (I believe so, anyway, sold as generic dwarf hair grass)
about a dozen or so cardinal tetras
same number of otos
about 6 amanos
a few bladder snails...
looking to add some german blue rams, I think
Maybe some more amanos and/or other kind of tetra