Hello- I purchased a tank a few months ago that had an anubias, a large sword with a few small ones on a runner, some nice driftwood pieces, and some penny wort. It also had a ton of java moss that was just floating around everywhere so I took it all out. Then before researching anything I went at picked up an ozelot and a red sword, along with a couple lace java ferns. I just replaced the 4 t12's with a satellite led +. Much nicer light, and the plants seem to be reaching for the light instead of looking as droopy. The swords from the runner I have kept in there just to have something for the time being. The red sword still seems to be holding on, it has new growth it just is not growing tall yet and after research I am not sure if it will thrive in my tank. The ozelot seem to be quite happy and I really like it. The java ferns I am not too sure about, but I don't know if I am undecided about the plant or just the placement. I am thinking about moving the driftwood around some and getting some more anubias for them. Also some stems or other background plants would be a good addition, as I would like something else besides the small swords and there will not be room once they grow. Any help or ideas would be appreciated.
I started dosing with Excel about a month ago because the tank had a huge BBA outbreak. That was when I started using this forum and getting some ideas. The forum has been extremely helpful with ideas and knowledge, but also made me realize my tank could use a lot of help and there is definitely a lot to learn.
48" satellite led +
eco complete substrate (probably should add more)
3 pieces of driftwood, spiderwood? holding the penny wort
1 discus (pigeon blood?)
8 rummy nose
6 red phantom
2 corey (Swartz's?, debating getting a few more or angelicus botias instead, I love those guys, just not sure if I have the flow they like)
indian red sword
lace java fern
anubias (nana?, really would like to get more and different types, there is a bunch of driftwood they would look good on)
Its a start and things seem to be growing instead of melting so far so that is a nice plus.