This is my first planted tank and I've done some progress shots of my tank to see how it evolves. please feel free to comment or give me pointers on how to improve it.
-pressurized co2 w/wph controller
-65w pc lighting (10 hour lighting period)
-greg watson ferts (modified EI regime)
-ph 6.7 / kh 5 / temp 80F
-florabase over a thin layer of silica sand (I was too lazy to remove the sand)
-Eheim 2232 w/DIY co2 reactor
-inhabitants, cherry reds, CRS', neons, a few otos and a couple guppies.
here's day 1 / Nov 27 '05
pretty much just stuck some plants in the substrate to see if they would grow.
Dec 1 '05
planted some HC and some other plants
Dec 25 '05
yanked the plants from the right side of the tank to have a more open look. added some dwarf hairgrass
Jan 16 '06
HC is filling in, plants are happy - and the algae has stopped harrassing me. added some tenellus? not sure what that is on the far back right side. I also tipped over the driftwood on the left side. Cut the net from my brine shrimp scoop net and put it over the filter intake, since i have a couple CRS carrying.
Jan 19 '06
cut that big amania to try and create a sloped look, or triangle. HC growth has been a little uneven since I accidently let my siphon wash a bunch of water back into the tank at the end of a waterchange. The rate it's been growing, it should fill in pretty quick.