Trying out another scape here in a 17.1g Mr. Aqua. This isn't my ideal tank setup, but I couldn't resist a good deal.
Tank - Mr. Aqua 17.1 Gallon
Filter - Eheim Pro 2224
Lighting - Aquaticlife 24" t5HO and Fugeray 20"
CO2 - 5lb tank with Milwaukee regulator (I think), spiral bubble counter and ceramic disk diffuser.
Soil - Azoo mixed with osmocote+
Since I picked up the entire setup for a good price, I wanted to see what I could do with what I had already. Kinda of a challenge to see what I could do.
Plants were supplied by my 3gal nano, HC Cuba, Blyxa, Christmas Moss, fissidens fontanus, S. Repens, DHG Belem was a donation.
The Utah Dragonstones and some driftwood came with the tank, I added manzanita that I already had.
I didn't plan the layout much, it was supposed to be my grow out tank, but I decided to scape it a bit.
Started with HC DSM:
Flooded after 5 months wait:
I started with very little HC cuba, and I wasn't hitting medium/high light area. With both fixture, I was only hitting about 40 par using Hoppy's DIY par meter, I know its fairly good because it was very close to rated par values for a new Finnex FugeRay. I'm thinking the T5's are old, and so is my 20" finnex. Ordered some new T5 bulbs.
So I didn't like how bare the tree looks, and added more christmas moss.
I've been looking at the scape, and something isn't quite right, might be the S. Repen that is planted in the back, or just overall. I also feel like there should be something filling behind the mass of wood. Let me know what you guys think. Thanks!