Alright so this tank has been in the works for quite awhile now. I literally started this tank as the noob of all noobs and have found myself becoming rather cocky recently. Before I start I'd like to thank Timwag2001, Lauralee, MsNikkiStar, Mordalphus, the artist formerly known as Onefang, and everybody who I've purchased from. They've answered my seemingly endless amount of questions thoroughly and have given me quite a bit of knowledge in a relatively small amount of time. This tank started with aspirations of being a High Tech Planted tank that would house some kind of High Grade shrimp. I quickly learned that I needed to slow down and take things one step at a time or I could be out a lot of $$$ very quickly. Lists to follow.
Coralife 30" T5HO x2 (10k/6.7k)
GLA's Ultimate C02 setup w/ Ph monitor
Hydor 300w inline Heater
Coralife inline 18w Twist Turbo UV sterilizer
ADA inline C02 diffuser
Custom Lily pipes (Onefang)
Substrate is ADA Aqua soil I
C. wendtii 'green'
Limnophila repens 'Mini'
Erio japan shiga
10 Yellow shrimp (2 berried)
10 Blue Bees
Rootmedic Liquid ferts (6 pumps Mon-Fri) and Root tabs (every 3-4 inches once every 8 weeks or so)
This tank gave me hell for the 1st month. I had to deal with what I refer to as the "HGH" strain of green algae. I just couldn't get it to go away. Finally I caved and completely stripped the tank and started over. At first my intentions were to do a crazy aqua scape with moss trees and a nice glosso carpet. It looked wicked easy to do and I was all about it. Yeah .. not so easy apparently. So I decided to go with a more traditional scape. I actually stole the idea for my scape from one of Tom Barr's tanks that I saw in a sales thread he posted. It's still in the process of growing in so bare with me. Staurogyne Repens will be the foreground up front w. a few erios here and there. Blyxa Japonica will make up the mid-ground with all of my tall stem plants in the back. Let me know what you think. I'm always open to suggestions. Without them I would never have gotten this far. Thanks for reading this !
A lot of this was recently planted as you can tell. I just received a ton of new plants from Tom Barr and Looking4roselines so I had to do this brand new scape. I'll update the photos as the tank starts to grow in. Hope you all like it !
P.S. ADA Mini M Mist Type "R' is going to be next (around New Years !!!)