Most current photo 5/4/2011:
I've been on this forum for a while and have set up multiple tanks since, but have never documented any of them in a journal. So, I thought it's about time I do so.
I purchased a Fluval Flora from a LFS a few weeks ago. I really wanted an Ebi, but the LFS was out of stock, so I bought the Flora instead. I already had a 8.8# bag of Fluval Stratum for shrimp at home, so I was set to go.
I ditched the equipment that the Flora came with except the stock light.
This tank is a zero CO2 , low light, planted CRS tank. All hardscape, flora and fauna are from other TPT forum members. Thank you to all who helped equip this tank.
Lighting: stock 13 w compact fluorescent
Filtration: Aquaclear 30 HOB filled with sponge and Biomax
Substrate: Fluval Stratum for shrimp 8.8#
Stock foam wall
ADA Branch wood zip tied together
Ceramic shrimp house
Needle Leaf Java Fern
Anubias nana petite
20+ SS and SSS CRS
12+ Celestial Pearl Danio fry
In the following posts, I'll document the set up from the beginning.
Thanks for looking!