This is the story of my first planted tank and the wild adventure that ensued.
Tank Shot as of:
40 gallon breeder
Hydor 200w in-line
Finnex Fugeray 36"
Black Diamond 20/40 blasting grit with Pfertz root tabs
100% tap water
Hygrophila sp. 'Brown'
Hygrophila corymbosa (Green Temple)
Limnophila aromatica 'hippuroides'
Ludwidgia repens x arcuata
Red Tiger Lotus
Baby Tears (HM)
Java fern: regular, narrow leaf, and needle leaf
Moss: java mixed with christmas
Malaysian Trumpet Snails / Pond Snails / Ramshorn Snails
2x Amano shrimp
1x male guppy, Maki
5x kerri tetras
The Eheim spray bar and intake pieces were painted black using Plasti-Dip rubber spray paint. It took multiple thin coats and cured for a month as I waited for the last of my supplies before filling the tank with water.
The stand was made by a family friend using my own design and dimensions.