AT LAST! I got my shipment of plants in yesterday from AquariumPlants, and they are gorgeous. I spent all of yesterday planting and rescaping both the 55 and 29 gallons, and decided to make them into separate threads.
Size - 55 gallon
Measurements - 48 x 12 x 21
Stand - solid wood dresser, hand built.
Lighting - GLO T5HO 36" 2x39W (6" above water)
Heating - Visi-Therm Deluxe 300W
Filtration - Marineland Penguin 350B
Substrate - AquariumPlant's Own
C02/Ferts - Seachem Flourish & root tabs
Red/Green Jungle Vals - Vallisneria gigantea
Red Flame Sword - Echinodorus Red Flame
Amazon Sword - Echinodorus bleheri
Four Leaf Clover - Marsilea quadrifolia
Rotala Indica - Rotala rotundifolia
Crypt Walkerii - Cryptocoryne lutea
Dwarf Sag - Sagittaria subulata
Anubias Lanceolata - Anubias lanceolata
Crypt Wendtii - Cryptocoryne wendtii
Fauna: (to come)
6-8 dime-sized P. scalare
3-5 Otocinclus Catfish
Yes, some people would disagree, but the angelfish will be divided if/when the time comes. I've read that aggression is somewhat diffused among larger groups, and my filtration is good..so I'll be fine for a while until they grow larger and pair off.
I'm also going to put up a black background, don't worry!
Filled & planted:
I'm hoping the vals will take off and fill that corner, and by growing along the surface they'll diffuse a little more of the intense light. The rotala is beautiful and I hope it fills in, as well as the swords. The red flame sword has the most awesome, richest red pattern on its new leaves.
I know I should have broken up the clover more..
But saying I'm small is an understatement. I'm the same size as most 15 year olds, even though I'm almost 21, so it's difficult to hang over the tank and plant...I had to stand on a rolling chair to do most of it. I hope the dwarf sag and clover will branch out and make a few nice, thick patches.
Filling was HELL, as well as trying to get the vals to stay put since the substrate is kind of light. I'm still sore! I hope the pictures are clear enough, I'll add a closer look of the crypts, dwarf sag and swords:
I'm happy with it, and just have to wait now. Thoughts and comments welcome!