So, a little bit of progress. Mostly, I am still waiting for stuff to show up. I am still waiting for my driftwood and rocks, but I did get my first load of plants this morning. Anyhow, to catch up with where I was before, I first set the tank up with some river gravel. Not real high tech, but I just din't like the look of black or white sand or even flourite. I have always liked the look of brown gravel.
Bump: Then, after the water was in for a few days, I tossed some poop making machines in. I seeded the tank with some bacteria from another tank.
Bump: Today, my first load of plants showed up. Some Anubias nana, Anubias congensis and Java Fern.
Bump: The driftwood and rock is supposed to show up today and next week I have some Crypt's and more Anubias showing up. Once I have all my plants and stuff, then I will start to scape the tank.
The water is pH7.8-8.0, higher than I like, but unless I feel like trying to change the water chemistry (I don't), I will set the tank up with plants that do better with the higher pH. I want to keep this build as low tech as possible. I probably have too much light for the Anubias, so I will most likely put away one of my LED bars and just run one.
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