Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Daytona Beach, FL
Getting back into things
Hello everyone! I'm currently getting back into the hobby after being out for a few years. I've kept fish pretty much my whole life up until about 3 years ago when I got out of it. I recently decided I wanted to get back into keeping aquariums, and as I've never done planted, thought it would be a nice change of pace to do plants this time around.
I'll use this thread to keep track of what I've got going on and post pictures as I take them. I'm at work right now, so I have nothing to show picture wise.
I've got a 2.5 gallon with red sea nano and 13w ott-lite and CaribSea Supernaturals Tahitian Moon substrate, a large critter tote that holds about 3 gallons for the girlfriend with a submersible filter (can't remember the brand off the top of my head), 13w cfl in an old fashioned banker's desk lamp and standard aquarium gravel, and a 10 gallon with fluorescent hood (can't remember wattage, but plan on replacing the bulb soon anyway), aqueon 10 HOB (I'll be adding a Hydro I sponge filter to this as well once I get an air pump to run it) and Eco-complete substrate.
The plan for these tanks is to get them planted first, make sure everything is growing nicely, then probably make them all shrimp tanks. I've recently discovered a fondness for the little buggers. I plan on doing one with cherries, one with yellows, and the other with blue pearls.
The only plants I've got so far are 2 banana plants I picked up from the LFS, and put those in the girlfriend's tank so she has something to look at while I try to find a good deal on some more plants to help stock our tanks.