I have kept fish for several years, but I had given up on keeping plants early on. Now I have taken up bonsai as a hobby and winter is slow for bonsai so to satisfy the urges to do something involved in growing I decided to get plants again. I had been running blue actinic lights in my aquarium because I liked the way they looked. I have switched to some floramax T8's. I got some eco complete substrate. I got a couple of amazon swords, some variety of annubis, I have some moss that is not doing well and some fern that I thought was java, but now I'm not sure. I am anxious to set up a co2 system and see what I can do. The driftwood is some I found locally. The fish consist of a Jack Dempsey, Convict Cichlid, Green Terror, Albino African, and an albino cory. I also have 5 snails. So far I haven't had much problem with algae. I have some new growth, but very slow.
I am excited to join this online community to learn from other's experiences
and share my own.
Unidentified fern is pictured with the jack dempsey. It is growing new plants on the leaves, but doesn't look quite right for Java.
Comments and suggestions appreciated!