Planted Tank Obsessed
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Toronto, Ontario
It's been a loooong time I know, since I posted. Haven't had a lot of time. I quit my lousy job in retail Management and decided to make a huge career move! I went back to college, took a few automotive courses and applied at an independent automotive shop. POW! Big move I know, I was 41 when I started at it 3 years ago, 10 bucks per hour! ouch! I worked hard and cleaned the hell out there shop, they started giving me jobs. Simple jobs, oil changes lead to transmission services. Then brake jobs lead to brake lines. I taught myself how to weld and they started giving me exhaust work. Now, I primarily do exhaust, suspension and brake diagnosis and repair. Three years in, and I'm just about to complete level 2 of 3 levels in Automotive Service Technician at Centennial Collage in Toronto no grades below a B. Five raises in and making considerably more money then retail. Just goes to show it's never to late to make a move!
Enough about were I've been. I'm starting to get some free time and decided to get back into the Planted Aquarium hobby. My 46 never was torn down I just turned down the Co2 and lowered to lighting period. growth slowed to a crawl and the tank was very easy to "just keep alive" LOL.
I turned the Co2 back up, turned the lighting to a much longer photoperiod and started doing large water changes for the last month or so. I can't believe how quickly to tank has responded.
The tank is a jungle I know. Any suggestions as to what I should do? I don't want to rip it apart just trim it here and there, maybe reshape lightly? I've been mostly ignoring it for the better part of 3 years and I just don't know what to do at this point. I can post more pictures from different angles if needed.
Dosing has returned to ei and the tank is Co2 injected. 3 bubbles per second into an inline DIY defuser. 4 dkh drop checker lime green. lighting t4 1.7watts per gallon.
Thanks of any advice/suggestions I can get.