My best attempts and fails at Planted aquariums
My in-laws' neighbor was getting rid of their 29gallon tank and randomly asked if I wanted it... I said sure. A few months later my brother came over, who has 4 or 5 tanks, and was frustrated with my lack of starting the tank and so I took my first steps into fish keeping on 11/26/2017.
I got lucky with some good looking drift wood from a LFS and some random rocks. Plants were an amazon sword that was melting and some anubias. Substrate was black fine gravel from petsmart and light is and was a beamswork DA FSPEC 30 inch, that came in a few days later via amazon along with a heater and an aquaclear HOB filter.
I was impatient with the fish-less cycle so I added some tiger barbs and did frequent water changes.
(#2 image) Which lasted me until my next photographic update : January 2018 - by now I had acquired a few female bettas from my brother's sorority tank and some hand me down plants, and some bought plants (red lily on left, wisteria, java moss on front left wood, and telanthera on right). I had also added an air pump and some bubbles!
(#3)By January 23rd 2018, I had made more trips to the plant store and also added snails. I got some spiral val in the back right but it would slowly die back and never returned. Also Java Fern that I buried in the substrate ( I was noob) but this is the same java fern I have now that has really taken off.
(#4) 2/6/18: plants have taken off, but clearly some deficiencies going on, but still nice
Last edited by Cooper Patterson; 11-24-2018 at 03:42 AM.