So I've decided to try a "tank journal" and in hopes to update as much as I can.
I've had my hard scaped resting until I could find a good fixture, and came across a 24" tek lights. Which costed me an arm and a leg, but I know it will be worth it in the end. It has 4 giesemann bulbs, 2x aquaflora, and 2x 6,000k
Hard scaping(1st attempt)
Second attempt(and decided to go with)
I've read about the "dry start method" for HC and decided to try it for the first time, in hopes to fulfill a nice carpet.
Day one of "dry start method" 4/22/12
As you can see I didn't have much HC towards the middle, so decided to do as much as I could.
Day two (picked up Lilaeopsis) 4/23/12
I've been spraying once a day w/excel (less then half cap) laced in my spray bottle. I've gotten some wonderful tips by fellow TPT members whiched help me a lot.
I have my lights running 8 hrs a day on a timer.
Day four 4/26/12
Picked up a stand, it's a little longer but decided to drill holes ontop for my filter hosing to go through.
Top view of "dsm" 4/26/12
A little muddy but siphon some water out with airline holes.
Just laying in bed and staring at my tank lol
I just hope it comes out a nice carpet.
I'll try and update most I can, but I'm the mean time any tips or opinion would be nice.
All the way from Hawaii
Aloha and mahalo