Looks great so far.
Loads of potential there.
Looking forward to seeing where this goes.
Looks like you've got an algae bloom. Oh wait, thats just the wall! j/k
It probably could use a nice black background.
Thanks a bunch yall!
So I have a plan to run by everyone and I'm trying to put together an amazing list of plants....
I'd like to lower the water down to ~1" over the substrate and plant the carpet/foreground. Once the carpet takes root while slightly emerged, I'll raise the water level, plant the midground and slightly emerge it, then continue on to the background. Thoughts on this process???
Also, I'm terrible at picking decor and styling! I put together this list a while back but it is variable at this point and I can't resist asking everyone's advice/suggestions on PlantedTank.
So what should I change/add to this list?? I'm only sold on the DHG Belem at this point. Please keep in mind that I'll be half swimming doing maintenance until I find some fairly long tongs and scissors.
Bartohog has an awesome list here if that helps: Bartohog's 300 species emerged
Rotala Rotundifolia (Indicia) - pink/redish - long leaves stem
Cabomba Palaeformis - purple Cabomba, lush plant - thin
Alternanthera reineckii roseafolia - colorful plant
Proserpinaca Palustris - needle like weeds
ECHINODORUS PARVIFLORUS TROPICA, small sword - not on 300+ plantedtank list
Cryptocoryne spiralis, Very Easy, Great beginner Plant
Hygrophila Pinnafida - cool looking sparse cover
CRYPTOCORYNE WENDTII RED, Easy & Beautiful
GREEN CRYPTOCORYNE WENDTII , Easy beginner plant
Foreground - carpet
Eleocharis Belem (Dwarf Hair Grass Belem)
I wouldn't put the co2 reactor on the manifold and return to sump but rather on the return line to tank. Less gas-off that way.
I was actually thinking this over as well. The return line to the tank has the manifold on it for me to push water through the reactor, but I couldn't figure out a way to get the water to return directly back into that line, so I was just going to run a line deep into the sump near the return pump. How would I do it differently without buying another pump (not that that's out of the question if the gas-off is too crazy)?