I started a new tank Thursday 9/3/09. Let me know what you think!!
I still need a lot of help with the scape (particularly the left side.) Any suggestions would be appreciated. Right now I'm only using one bulb in the Coralife fixture, but I may add the second 14w 6700K bulb as I add some stem plants. I have Alternanthera Reinecki on hand but I'm not sure how it will look in the tank. I'm dosing with EI method currently at about the same rate I dosed my ten gallon tank.
Here are the specs so far:
I put a price beside everything I had to purchase. Most everything was already on hand. I've spent about $90.00 so far.
15 gallon Aqueon $35
Rena XP 1
Hydor in-line heater
24" Coralife T5 NO - 1x14W 6700k (for now)
Milwaukee MA957 @ 1 bps via GLA diffuser
Pea gravel $19.10
Slate-like rocks - free from Steak and Shake parking lot (in the area beside the building where the bushes are. They passed the vinegar test)
Plants ($35 so far) Anubias Nana
Anubias Nana Petite
Needle Leaf Java Fern
Java Fern Trident (one plant)
Hygro- also unknown exact ID
Wow, that looks sweet!!
When that fills in, its going to look great!
Thanks a lot man! I can't wait to tighten up the scape a little more.
FYI everyone: 85% of the plants in this tank came from Coltonorr here. He grows some awesome plants and it was his low tech 29 that got me wanting to do this tank. He was generous enough to answer about 50 pm's of questions and ship me an awesome plant package!
What a transformation. This is totally different from your other scapes. I like the triangle shape.
Thanks! The triangle was kind of an accident. The view of the tank is mainly from the left side. It's in a corner of our guest room, so I usually pass by in the hallway. I wanted to keep the left side kind of open, but it's way too bare right now.
dude! that's an awesome start. the only thing i can think of for the left side is maybe some wood sticking out of the stems (and more stems).
I'm between adding wood to the left or building another terrace on the left with more rocks. What do you guys think? And is alternanthera going to be too red in there? I'm afraid it will look totally out of place. I guess the only way to find out is to try.