So I started a new job this August. My wife and I moved our little family about 100 miles for this new position. It has been a great move so far, and the wife and kids are settling in well in a new town.
My new office needed something to give it a little life, so I decided to put together a fish tank. My wife suggested that I try another planted tank, which I hadnít done in about seven years.
I went and picked up a ten gallon tank from the petco. I also grabbed an AC30 HOB, eco-complete substrate, a couple rocks, and a dinky little submersible heater. I had to order a drop checker, some 4dKH solution, ceramic CO2 diffuser, and the finnex fugeray planted+ 20Ē LED light. Amazon prime is a hell of a thing!
My old 5# CO2 tank has been sitting in my garage junk pile for years. The Milwaukee MA957 clicked when I plugged it in, so I decided to go ahead and reuse the old piece of junk. It doesnít hold a bubble count worth a crap, but itís all that I have on hand at the moment. I hooked it up and itís bubbling away at a fever pace (yellow drop checker). My gauges on the regulator arenít in good shape, so who knows how much gas I have in the tank.
I placed an order through one of the popular online plant dealers. I got some narrow leaf chain sword, rotala indica, rotala nanjenshan, crypt parva, crypt undulata, Amazon sword ďcompactaĒ, HC, bacopa, and something called limnophila hippuroides (which is a PITA to plant in eco-complete).
Iíve got it all planted except for the limnophila hippuroides. That particular stem plant is hard to plant in this substrate, so itís floating until I figure out what to do with it.
I think it looks good...
Hereís a little shot of the lights. Iím new to this LED scene. It was t5ho or bust back in the old days. Evidently, things have changed quite a bit. Weíll see how well things grow under this light.
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