Plukes 5 Gallon Planted Tank (For Shrimp)
Set this up last night. This is my first real swing at a tank where I'm doing something a little serious. It's not fancy and the black rim/obvious silicone from a cheap tank bothers me a bit, but I had it lying around so why not. If this goes well I'll invest in a nice tank.
Light: Finnex Fugeray Planted+
Substrate: Fluval Stratum
Plants: Dwarf Sag, Echi Ozelot Green and Crypt Retrospiralis.
Filter: Aquaclear 20
I filled the tank last night using standard air tubing since I heard this substrate can make a cloudy mess. It took forever, but filled clear for the most part. A few of the plants came uprooted while filling but was an easy fix with some tongs. I can see why some might complain about this substrate for planting, but it's not that bad. The background on the tank is driving me crazy and I think I might just put on a black one instead. I originally wanted to stand the driftwood to look like a gnarly tree, but had a hard time so that's how it landed, I think it looks pretty good that way.
I'm not too familiar with plants so I chose plants from buce that, according to them, did not need CO2 injection and were beginner plants. The crypt is medium light.. so hopefully it lasts, I for some reason thought it was low-med when I ordered, but too late now. The Echi I feel like will be too big for this tank but hopefully it works out, I was surprised by it's size. I'm forgetting what kind of driftwood I used, bought it at the local fish store. Used RO water. I put two flourish tabs in the tank near the dwarf sag and crypts. Here's hoping all goes well.