I just started up a new planted tank, and decided to keep a journal of it which is something I've never committed to doing before. I think that it will really help me keep track of my progress and also receive a lot of valuable advice and input from other members. I set the tank up 3 days ago and so far, so good. Here are the specs:
Tank: 20 Long
Light: 25 Watt T5HO Hagan Glo Light
Plants: Vals, Crypts, Dwarf Micro Sword etc.
Fish: Pair of German Blue Rams
Filtration: Marineland Penguin Filter (200 GPH)
I am planning on placing an order for more plants next week. I would really like to do a marsilea carpet. I know the vals are really sad looking at the moment. The guy at the LFS gave them to me for practically free, so we'll see how they do and hopefully I won't have to replace them.
Here are my pics so far. Please give me all the suggestions you have!!!
First filled with water... OMG soooo cloudy!
Next Morning (added some plants):
Next Day (more plants and clear water):