I don't know all the technical names and jargon so forgive me for not using them! lol
My 125gal tank.
It's 6ft long about 2ft deep and 18 or 19inches wide.
Just bought new LED lights for it off of amazon. I have no idea the wattage.. I just know it's brighter, YAY! lol Was just using cheapo t8 single tube lights that came with the tank b/c my t5 lighting burnt out and we were cheap and didn't want to replace them.
This tank has been set up for 8 years and it used to be high tech, but after my tank crashed and burned (mysterious fish death that killed most of my fish) and then not doing research and buying fish that completely annihilated my plants.. I just lost interest in the tank. Having 3 kids and then having to take care of 3 small children also helped to keep my interests elsewhere lol.
I did the bare minimum to keep it going.
Back at it again though!
Plants currently in the tank...
Crypts.... I have NO idea what kind they are (green wendtii probably?). All but one of them came from my 55gallon tank. The other crypt I recently purchased online but can't remember what kind it is.
Amazon swords... regular and compacta
Jungle vallis (recently purchased online. It had melted to just a single little leaf. It's still small, but finally growing)
Aponogetons? I think... They're from those little pack of bulbs you can get at Petsmart. 3 of them have sprouted. One has thin leaves and another has thicker. I'll try to get photos of them once the water has cleared.
Barbs (tiger, albino tiger, green, black ruby, red & green glofish)
2 golden panchax killifish (hoping to add about 4 more)
BN plecos (think there are around 8, all regular colored except for 1 albino)
Want some loaches in the tank but still deciding which ones. Leaning towards dojo, but haven't settled on those just yet. Would also love around 4 siamese algae eaters if we could ever find any. It's always chinese algae eaters or otos. /grumble
I'm terrible at aquascaping so I'll just say that I'm going for a more natural look....
Ordered a few more plants for the background that should be here tomorrow. Just really need something that will give some cover at the top for the killifish. A lot of the new stuff will probably be going on to the left side of the tank where all of the crypts are. Don't want to block the light from the swords.
And erm.. what else. I just started dosing with excel.. or well it's called metricide? Saw that it was the same thing as Flourish Excel but a little more concentrated. Cheaper and you get a gallon of it which should last me forever. Battling black beard algae right now. I think it's from the extra water changes and stronger light. Hopefully it gets back under control from the dosing and once the faster growing plants are in the tank.
Substrate is a mix of sand and eco complete. And I have some dry ferts left over from years ago that I'll start using. I just used some today and turned my water yellow from the chelated iron powder. Oops.
Also using flourish root tablets as well.
Ok.. I've rambled on enough. Hopefully I'll have a nice lush planted tank again. I'll keep this updated if the kidlets don't distract me too much