So I've always wanted a tank, never seemed like the right time for one though due to parents, money, time, space or a combination of the above.
But finally my time has come
I do want a larger tank (in the 100G range or so), but having just bought a house and an engagement ring for my girlfriend, that project will have to be postponed a bit, hopefully not too long.
However with it being my birthday recently, I was able to get a smaller tank at least, something to hold me over until the bigger one.
Went with the Edge mostly for it's design, as it is in my office/computer room.
Anyway I set it up on Friday night, right after picking it and some plants etc up from the store.
Here's what I got so far:
Substrate: ADA aquasoil amazonia
Hardscape: Ohko/Dragon stone and a piece of driftwood
Plants: - Java Moss
- Elodea Crispus
- Cryptocoryne Balansae
- Alternanthera Rosaefolia
- Lilaeopsis brasiliensis (I think)
I'm using diy co2 on this tank, as well as ferts, which has made the plants grow quite a bit, even in just a few days. The Elodea in particular has gained like an inch a day, wasn't expecting that
So yeah, currently cycling (fishless), though the temptation to get some fish or inverts is strong. It seems to be going well, as I've seen an increase in nitrates today, though checking again about 12 ours later it seemed to have lowered (no water change), which has left me a bit stumped, maybe the plants consumed some of it?
Anyway, looking forward to posting more as I go along