Fluval spec 19l planted tank newbie
I have been reading this forum for quite sometime now. I have finally got a tank (small because I have limited space) its a Fluval spec 19l. I have also got bog wood, substrate and a co2 system.
I would love to focus on compact ground cover and small plants or moss on and around the bog wood. Shrimps and/or small fish will be great too.
I'm open to any tips or suggestions.
I'll also attempt photos tomorrow for layout etc..
I have the same tank. I like your layout's use of vertical space. I think it'll make a great addition to the tank and add some depth once you get the fish in there.
My only issue (and it was one that I too faced), is leaving enough floor space for your scavengers. Whether its shrimp, or pigmy cories (in my case), I think it may be worthwhile leaving as small of a footprint as possible with respect to the driftwood. As such, I think the second, shorter piece should go.
Thanks for the reply STS_100. I agree with your comment regarding bogwood footprint, I think I will keep both pieces of wood but half bury the lower piece in substrate to create a raised area helping with the floor space etc.. I'll add the substrate tonight and take a few pics
More spec/kit being used:
Heater: Fluval compact aquarium heater (To go inside the filter area)
CO2: AquaGro CO2 Pro set
Soil: Tetraplant Complete Substrate (2cm layer on base of tank)
Substrate: Fluval Stratum for shrimp (layer on top of Tetraplant substrate)
Lighting: Stock light for now, will look into upgrading the lighting
Ground cover plants: Hemianthus Callitrichoides 'Cuba'
Bog wood plants: Star Moss, Spiky Moss
In mates: Possibly starting with Shrimp
Think thats all for now guys, Starting to play with layout.
Any thoughts and suggestions?
*** UPDATE ***
I have started a Tank Journal Link here http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=204921
Thanks for any advice in advance :)
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