Hello there all! It sure is good to be back on the forum. The past few months have been absolutely crazy so I havenít had time to check out whatís new with the Planted World. Anywho, as almost none of you will remember I started on the board almost 2 years ago with a little 10gallon tank. I still had that little 10 up until... this morning. I'd been itching to move everything to a little bit larger tank for a while, but lighting, I thought, was going to be an issue. The poor thing was neglected as all get out and I actually apologized to my plants for being such a bad caretaker. Well, last night I decided I'd get to it and prep my empty 15 for it's new occupants. And for your viewing pleasure, pictures of the set up.
The plants that I used came out of my 10 gallon. It was a royal pain getting them out, but I was very happy about all the root development.
The tank is a 15 gallon that I had lying around. Just cleaned it up and put on the 2 fixtures I had on 10. Not much light, but that changes.
These are the rocks that I used for a little terracing. I've never tried it before so I figured I'd give it shot.
Here's the setup with all the plants in place. Note the kinda terrace on the right.
This is the lft side with my Crypt forest.
And the right side with my terrace and Anubias Barteri 'Coffeefolia'. Color is poor because of the bad water conditions in the 10. I'll be adding DIY CO2 and ferts in the near future.
And the finished tank. Notice it has much more light? That's from the 20W screw-in compact flourecent. 6500k. Couldnt believe it when I found them a Wally World.
And there she is lady's and gents. My completed tank. Well, completed for now. I'll keep ya'll updated when I add CO2, ferts and when I start adding more fish. Oh I suppose I could ask this now. I was thinking of adding 15 black neon tetras. Would this be too many for a 15 or should I just stick to 10. This is the first time I've pretty much ever tried to post pics so we'll see how it goes. Thanks!