I finally have some pics of my tank that I can post. Keep in mind that I am a noob before you harshly criticize me. But I don't mind criticism. My plans are to get some kind of carpeting plant to cover my boring gravel, and obtain some taiwan, christmas, or willow moss to put on my driftwood or the petrified wood. I would also like to do some riccia attached to a rock. What rocks are best for this? Any ideas on a carpeting plant that I can maintain with my equipment? I still need to read up on ferts and when and how to apply them. Right now I'm just realying on flourish every other day and then every third day. I do water changes whenever I landscape 5-10% and plan on doing about 20% a week otherwise.
Also I need help with obtaining plants. The LFS here charges an arm and a leg for plants - anubius nana $12, rotala indica $5 a bunch, etc. Does anyone have any scraps of the above mentioned plants or some others that they would recommend that they can sell me at more reasonable prices?
I like the look of the left side of my tank, but the right needs a lot of work. I like the contrast of the cobomba and the anubius nana on the driftwood.
I need lots of help with the right side, its ugly to me, but I dunno what to do with all the java fern left over from my lowlight setup.
Here is the whole tank, I really want to do a carpeted look going up the middle, maybe splitting the tank into two corner focal areas.
Finally, has anyone here ever painted their Filstar filter intake or outtake tubes black? If so, what is a safe paint to use for the inside of an aquarium?