[Sorry about the lame title, can't think of anything better ATM]
Asked a few questions after lurking here for a long while. Was too scared to post tank shots and updates until I was sure my plants were doing well and not completely dying!
Coralife Aqualight 78W T5HO (1x39W Coralife 10,000K 1xGeismann 6,700K)
Eheim 2215 with purigen added
Hydor Inline 200W heater
Gorgeous piece of driftwood from Mr. Barr
GLA Primo System
Inline atomic diffuser
Waterplant CO2 checker
Pfertz high tech line - N, P, K, Micros every other day and root tabs
Seachem Fe three times a week
Microsorum pteropus (Java Fern)
Nymphoides aquatica (Banana Plant)
Water Hyssop (I think?
Cladophora aegagropila (Marimo Balls) [Now gone, given to my mother who coveted them]
Crinum thaianum (Onion plant)
Hygrophila difformis (Water wisteria)
Aponogeton ulvaceus [from bulbs and are now almost a foot tall after a week!]
Limnophila Mini vietnam
True Rotala Indica - All thanks to member taniner! Gorgeous plants!
Brazilian Pennywort (I think? Could be normal pennywort)
Some type of moss - Thank you to chris.rivera3 Sent me a serious number of plants and threw in the moss as extra!
Diamond Tetra x12
Leopard Pleco x1
Pygmy Corydoras x11
Redtail Shark x1
Electric Blue Rams X2
Amano Shrimp X 4
Planning on a large-ish school of 12-15 tetras total, with some pygmy corydoras, a redtail shark (not my choice, the SO gets to pick a fish), and some GBR or EBR to top it off. Would love to have shrimp also, but unsure of types.
Love Love Love my CO2 system so far. The inline diffuser works perfectly. Very tiny bubbles coming from my spray bar and the plants are pearling like crazy! Thinking about removing the quartz. I might be crazy, but I feel like it is eroding overtime by being worn down by the spray bar. I am told my SO that I'm crazy.
Here are the pictures:
FTS 2/21 after new plants:
FTS 2/18 after week of growth:
After rescape FTS 2/12:
After getting substrate in, before water:
Plants from LFS floating:
FTS a week after adding plants:
FTS from today, two weeks after adding plants. Lots of growth:
Shot of Java Fern pearling like crazy:
Newest addition, a leopard pleco:
I know that the plants aren't placed well. I'm waiting to pick up the driftwood and will completely rescape then. Loving the current rate of growth though.
Comments and suggestions welcome! New to planted tanks and will take all help and criticism I can grow from!