I have been excited about my new adventure into a blackwater tank, and thought it was about time to document what I am doing in an exclusive journal vs. intermittent updates on it in my high tech planted journal.
My thought here is to bring some light to this side of the hobby for those on this forum who are interested, and to also learn from others all that I can. It has only been a few months that I have had the tank running in this capacity, so I still have much to learn, and I am sure change.
I'll try and give a brief overview of where things where previous to the setup today over the next couple posts, then will move forward from here. The tank started on November 5th, 2018.
Tank: 29 gallon standard tank
Substrate: Black Diamond Blasting Sand
Filter: Sun Sun 702B with 603 prefilter canister
Intake has sponge filter over it
Wood: Mopani, local oak, local Japanese maple
Other: Leaf litter- mini catapa leaves
Plants: Amazon Frogbit, Dwarf Water Lettuce, duckweek
Livestock: 12 pencil fish, 8 oto's, pair of apistogramma agassizii fire red
Here are the very first pictures I have of the tank: