29 Gallon Blackwater Paradise (new Vid. post #13)
So I have decided to redo my 29 gallon tank and make it a planted amazon blackwater tank.
I will continue to run two filters, the heater and the light will still be the Coralife T5NO that already hangs above the tank. The only things I will be changes to are plants, substrate and hardscape.
The fish will be same as what I have in the tank currently. (Pair of angles, 1 neon, 8 pristella tetras, 2 cories) I'm looking to pick up another cory or two, more neons to go with my lonely little guy and a bristle nose pleco.
Plants will not all be from the amazon, one of the reasons why I'm not calling this a biotope. I have some plants already and may try to get some more. Right now I'm planning on lots of Alternanthera Rienekii, 1 Crypt Ciliata, micro swords, melon swords, and lots of other crypts which I believe to be wenditii
Currently the substrate is floramax with medium pea gravel over top. I am going to dirt this tank with Miracle Gro Organic Choice Potting Mix. I'm torn between using the existing substrate as the cap thus retaining all the beneficial bacteria and detritus or switching to pool filter sand. Any thoughts on this are welcome.
For hardscape I have 3 oak pieces I plan to use, a few rocks and oak leaves.
Now...how about some pictures of the work that's been going on.
Last edited by kamikazi; 08-29-2012 at 09:16 PM.