This is my first planted tank, I plan on having the dwarf baby tears spread to give a carpet, the crypts in the backround and the anubias as a centerpiece plant. All the other plants (other than the java fern) I got for free since they hitch-hiked with the other plants.
5 ember tetra
2 (one male, one female) threadfin rainbows
5 shrimp (4 females, 1 one male)
Lots of MTS
Some pond snails
One Neritina snail
"Corkscrew" Val (Now gone)
Anubias barteri 'coffeefolia'
Java fern (now gone)
Pearl Grass (now gone)
Green Wendtii Crypt
Lighting: two 15w lights
Substrate: All black flourite sand
Ferts: Seachem flourish
C02: DIY yeast
Filter: Duetto 100
Heater: Tetra 100w
April 4th, 2010
Peek-a-boo (female shrimp)
One of my snails hard at work
Some of my ember tetras
One of my two threadfin rainbows
Full tank shot
Now you may be thinking: Wow that tank is ugly. Which is true, just wait for the end-ish result...
Scape 2 looks maybe a little better, BUUUTTTT not really:
April 4th, 2010
(I know same day, really wanted to re-scape...)
Little better...maybe not...
April 6th, 2010
Scape 3: Little dusty from re-scape but getting better:
My thread fin died in this time, probably from the stress of coming to a new tank, and all the re-scaping.
April 7th, 2010
(I like to scape my plants every day :P
Replaced white rocks for darker ones, now I have a tower in the middle of the tank
April 9th, 2010
Ahh...much cleaner now...
April 12th, 2010
May 3rd, 2010
3 days ago also I gassed eveything in the tank with c02, everything lived, I just gotta get a regulator for the DIY reactor.
I have taken out all of the java ferns in the rocks as I didnt like them, and I have taken out more java moss from the "cave" but I am too lazy to snap a picture right now.
I really like the ludwiga repens in the back, it has been cut in two now and planted again...
My micro sword isn't doing so hot, any suggestions?
P.S. Much more is to come...