Five weeks ago I set up my newest aquarium, my first planted tank. Weird time to be starting a journal I know but I have reasons. First and foremost being I actually have managed to borrow a half decent camera. I still haven't even attempted to cycle the tank. In addition to this I've ordered a new light and would like to do a re-scape so now seems as good of a time as any.
Lighting: 20w Hagen Life-Glo2 T8 bulb. This is being upgraded though to a Fishneedit 2X24w T5HO.
Filter: PX-360 Finnex mini canister filter
Plants: Cryptocoryne wendtii 'brown', Cryptocoryne lucens, Cryptocoryne undulata, Cryptocoryne retrospiralis, Hygrophila difformis, Ceratopteris thalictroides, Nymphaea stellata, three different unidentified Aponogetons.
Fauna: Pond snails
This is my attempt at an Asian biotope. I'm not too happy with the lower half of the tank and would like to change it. I have some ideas on how to change it, just not sure if it would look good. I'd like to open up the center of the tank, perhaps plant some moss around the base of the driftwood, find something better to hide the filter (Hygrophila corymbosa 'siamensis' or 'angustifolia' maybe?), move or get rid of the retrospiralis and the bulb plants. I'm open to suggestions since my new lighting should be here Monday.