Okay so I'm very new to this forum and have mostly just been lurking around, being extremely intimidated in general by everyone's AMAZING builds. Oh my gosh you guys have so many beautiful scaped tanks and stands and builds and I am just in awe of the level of thought and intelligence that you lot put into these tanks. In the past I've just kind of chucked plants in a tank and it worked out pretty well for me, had some nice nanos for bettas and after a 3 year break I'm starting up again.
I just got my shipment in from BucePlant today and went ham putting stuff in.
This is a super low-tech tank, I will not be adding CO2 so I picked stuff that can do without, also I do already dose the tank with potassium twice a week (had the swords and bolbatis a while ago) because plants in my 5 gal were showing deficiencies and I would rather not have those issues with this tank (assuming it has to do with my water). Also considering dosing with excel.
Basic stats from the newbie:
Aqueon Quietflow 10
50 watt Aquatop heater
Eco Complete/Flourite black sand mix
Lamandau Mini Purple Buce
Nymphaea Tiger Lotus
None yet, planing on a betta and perhaps hasbrosus cories, still unsure
I'm well aware that the swords will outgrow the tank, but I have no problem with that, I'll just pull em out and replace them later. This is my first experience with buce and I just kind of have it wedged in crevices on my mopani piece... The sag I recieved is REALLY tall so I plan on trimming it later to encourage a carpet of sorts (unless the crypt pava does better). I am a bit concerned about the lotus, shipping was really hard on it
Not really sold on the current placement of everything, so suggestions are very welcome.
How the heck do you inset pictures into the post itself? All I can manage are attachments :/