Hey everyone! This is my first shot at a low tech planted tank. Here is what I have so far.
Tank: Innovative Marine Nuvo 20
Light: Marineland LED Strip Light
Filtration: Poly-fill, lava rock
Heater: Eheim Jager 50W
ATO: Tunze Osmolator Nano 3152
Substrate: pool sand
Scape: Mopani wood
Plants: Java fern, Anubias nana petite
Fish: Cardinal tetras, Corydoras habrosus
Cleaning crew: Zebra nerite, Tiger nerite, Albino bristlenose
Adding plants slowly, and sticking to the "easy" ones. Plan to add java moss and monte carlo next, and then maybe a red tiger lotus or banana plant.
The anubias are doing great, both plants have two new leaves in just the first week.
Started with 9 cardinals but 3 died off in the first few days after adding, not sure why since all parameters where in check. The corys seem to be pretty happy, they are too cute!
Insights and suggestions welcome!