Hello, I'm new to the forum but have been reading for a few months now as I've grown my knowledge of planted tanks. This site has been valuable to me since there are no local shops that really deal with live plants and if they do they're unable to advise me on my setups due to complete lack of experience in planted tanks. I'm a learn by doing type person, and would like to find people in my area who are knowledgeable that wouldn't mind helping someone learn from their experience.
I've been working for almost a year on my now planted tank. I've had different plants for almost all my tank's life, and have just now began to understand what it takes to help them grow properly. I'm planning to start a 12 or 20 gallon long tank that will be dirted, and will be picking up a tank soon. I'm still doing my research before I start planning the plants and aquascape. Recently revisited the Newport Aquarium for inspiration and am itching to start my next tank.
For anyone curious, currently my setup is:
Tank - 10 Gallon (Basically all that is still being used from my Top Fin 10 kit except the heater)
Hood - Aqueon 20" Hood / Glass VersaTop
Lighting - Coralife 18" T8 15w 10,000k
Lighting Timer - 6hr Daily
Filtration - Hagen Aquaclear 20 (AC20) with Fluval Pre-Filter and sponge baffled output for the betta.
Substrate - Natural Color Aquarium Gravel
CO2 - DIY Yeast CO2 - Also have Fluval 20g kit, DIY seems to be working much better for my plants.
Nutrients Added - Seachem Flourish Comprehensive (Experimenting with standard dose - 1ml/weekly)
Plants - 1 Amazon Sword w/runners, 2 Anubias, 3 Marimo Mossballs (1 in recovery)
Fish - 1 Betta, 4 Corydoras, 1 Otocinclus
Anyone local? We frequently attend car cruise-ins in NKY and would gladly introduce you to one of the great restaurants that could also host local meet and greet or swap meets for us. I could also arrange music and maybe a giveaway prize or two from a local shop for such events.
Let's get something started... the KY Forum seems to be in hibernation.
Let's wake up the KY board!