A few weeks ago my friend gave me his 20g aquarium (that's why it's
scratched oh well free is free). Originaly I had not planned to plant it that is
why I got a HOB filter, not the greatest but I live with it. I started out using
some large white gravel that had the plant sustainability of a blacktop
Anyway a after a few weeks of having the aquarium I figured I needed to
buy some more plants. I was goingt to buy fake plants until I wandered into
the live plant section. While I was in there I decided to buy an amazon sword
to try as my first plant.
Keep in mind that at this time I was still using the large gravel and a punny
15w light. While I was looking around on the internet I found a cheap way to
upgrade the lights by using screw in type compact fluorescents. By using this
method I was able to get 69w for less than $20.
Now I had the correct lighting and a DIY CO2 system. I realized that if I
wanted to be serious about planting I needed a better substrate. After
reading around this site and some others I decided on a flourite pea gravel
mix(15kbs if flourite 25lbs of pea gravel). After changing substrates I
replanted all of my plants and instantly fell in love with the look of the flourite
That pretty much gets everyone caught up to today. I know have the
amazon sword, anacharis, and val in my tank. I havn't finished putting plants
in yet do to the fact that I have very little money left over after getting my
aquarium setup. Wow that ended up being longer than I thougt it would be,
so now here are the pics.
Just ask me if you want any specific pics.
OH yeah I also plan on getting rif of the fake cave and getting some driftwood.
-3 23watt socket CF
-DIY CO2 generator
- Flourite pea gravel mix
-3 corry cats
-6 neon tetras
Tank as a whole