Over the past couple of nights I got the tank set up on the stand, put in the substrate and a couple of rocks. Last night I added Micro Sword and a tiny bit of HC. I'm going to start things out with the soil immersed, and fill the tank up in a few weeks.
Tonight I covered the tank in plastic wrap and began misting:
looks good...what are you gonna keep and are you dosing anything to help the cycle?
Hey,any of you happen to be/or know someone that are Crystal red/black shrimp breeders and stay in Petaling Jaya,Selangor,Malaysia?
if so,im looking for some decent shrimp and im hoping to get some...if so,pls pm me..thx ^^
After spending some time looking at the tank and noticing how nice the HC looked, I decided to reduce the area of microsword carpet, and fill the empty space with HC.
Growth of the HC has been very good so far. The microsword is doing ok; some are sending out runners and new growth, but the tips of several have melted.
Also, my new Eheim 2213 canister filter came in last week, which is pretty exciting. All that's left now is a CO2 setup which I plan to purchase in 3 weeks or so. With luck, the tank will be ready to fill in 4-6 weeks.