Just an update, but I sold the 29 gal to a family member. She was happy to receive at, and Im helping her get the tank cycled. Im going to give her all my swords( if she has room for them). Also angelfish, and dojo loaches. My loaches are awesome, always so friendly and just relaxed. Hate to see them go but they keep digging up my plants. Angelfish are always fighting with each other, and they just started spawning. Also are really agressive towards all other fish. So they got to go. Just put new EC on top of the existing substrate. Also added some root tabs.
Right now I have the 40 gallon, and 5.5 gallon. Tank dosent look great right now but its cycled. Plants and fish are happy and thats what matters. Angelfish actually spawned a week after the transition from 29 to 40 gal. I guess thats why they call it a breeder tank, LOL. 40 gallons getting new plants in the near future and driftwood is shipping now. I got the driftwood from a website called bloomsandbranches, and I hope the wood will work. I actually called them, and they had reassured all there wood is natural with no chemicals. Also that more and more people are buying there driftwood for aquariums( I will post pics as soon as I get the driftwood).
Going to upgrade lighting to clip on lights with 23w/6500k cfl bulbs. Probably 2, and it should be more than enough. I was thinking about co2, but I have no experience with it at all. Also not sure if the plants Im going to purchase will need it........???
Plant package I put together-
Tiger Lotus, Red
Ludwigia, Broad Leaf
After all the plants are adjusted to the tank. I would like to carpet hairgrass. Has anyone been able to carpet HG without co2? Also any experience with the plants I listed would be appreciated. Thanks
PS-The 3rd picture is more less the look im trying to achieve, and is not one of my tanks. Wish it was, but I'll get there. Lol
ALSO MY DIY STAND IS HOLDING UP GREAT! VERY HAPPY WITH THE BUILD