I'm new the boards, but not new to aquariums
Excuse a lot of my forgetfulness. Most the equipment I am using are odds & ends purchased over the last several years so i've forgotten some of the exact specs!
This would be the second planted tank i've done. Last week I stumbled across the Walstad design, thought it was brilliant, & exactly what I would like to achieve. Now I just want to say that I understand I won't be following her design to the letter, hence the title.
2 10 CFL bulbs in a standard hood.
- This is one of the things that will change in the future. If I remember correctly, this puts me in the medium range as far as lighting goes. One of my tarantulas is *fingers crossed* sitting with a sac by the window, so I don't want to move her since we will be moving later in July.
A random basic Tetra filter from Walmart that came with a tank I bought for my millipedes. The bonus being it was used so it should already have good stuff in it
- Also to change in the future, am going with bettas, so the filter may even disappear completely (we'll see how the plants are going to do.)
Miracle grow organic potting soil with a thin layer of regular sand. Am debating topping with tahitian moon sand after the plants are in & the soil has been disturbed. I have some that I didn't think was going to be enough, but now that I have it spread out & drying, I think I do have enough for a small layer.
4x anubias (wasn't told a variety, but I know it's not nana!)
2 x red ludwigia
2 x anacharis
To arrive next week:
5 x lindernia sp india
4 x limnophila sp mini
3 x limnophila aromatica
4 x rotala colorata
3 x ludwigia x lacustri
I would like a smallish piece of driftwood to attach all the anubias to, but I am also considering some rocks I saw at the LPS that are tall, so as to eliminate footspace & gas build up. Not really sure which way I want to go yet.
So far that's the only picture I really have. That's from only a couple of hours after filling, amazingly almost no dirt came up! The current plants I just have weighted down until my new ones come in next week, then i'll plant everything.
And thanks for listening to my directionless babble!