after seeing all those amazing pictures on planted tanks on the internet, i decided to try my hand at one. at first i wanted an iwagumi, but was unable to find rocks that i liked, so i decided to do a hybrid of sorts and have driftwood in it with the rocks. the light in these pictures is very blue, because the fixture has an actinic in it. i will be removing it later on.
lighting: 24" nova extreme t5ho, 2x24w
substrate: fluval stratum and este's white sand
filter: a "dyna flo 2". i think i'll upgrade to a canister eventually
ferts: dosing KNO3 and MKP using the EI method
plants will be: a carpet of HC and dwarf hairgrass around the rocks. i will put moss on the rocks and on some of the rocks.
as you can probably see, i removed the rim of my tank manually. the edges of the glass aren't the same height
. i also built a divider because i wanted to have an area of sand with no plants in the front.
oops, i forgot to put in my rocks
not sure what i was thinking...
here it is with the rocks and wood in place. unfortunately, i couldn't find more rocks like the two in front, which i really like.
any suggestions on improving the scape? the wood has to stay there because the other side isn't too nice. i would have preferred to have it on the left. does the rock on the far right look out of place?
will be updating soon!