Planted Tank Enthusiast
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Clarksville, TN
I have been a member for just a short time, and I have had lots of great advice and already received great plants from the S and S. I has suggested starting a journal to a new local member and thought I should take my own advice and start my own.
My beast tank is a 46 gallon bow front, I actually had thought it was 42 but I stand corrected, I think. I started off a really long time ago with standard goldfish, that survived our outdoor pond and were brought inside when we were given this tank. That was 4+ years ago. I have learned so many things in just the last 18 months. I decided that this would have plants nearly a year ago.
I broke everything down and started with new substrate and decorations as well as my stock. I have gone through about 3 types of substrate in the last 8 months, finally deciding to stay with PFS, for my cories. I have kinda built my tank around them.
So, now I have 2x39 T5HO lights
running 2 HOB filters
yada yada basic stuff
liquid co2 booster
wanting to do dry ferts, money is too tight right now to get them, so I am taking my chances here and learning as I go.
I recently added from Gordon Richards big order, dwarf sag, banana plants, jungle and corkscrew vals. I also have brazillian pennywort, wisteria, anubia nana, amazon swords and anacharis.
I have 6 peppered corydoras, 5 otocinclus,7 rasbora het, 3 guppy fry, and 3 black rasboras as well as 1 cardinal tetra.
I started out with the idea that I would just be adding plants for the happiness of my fish. We will see how it goes. Here is what it looked like when I first joined the forum