Hey guys so Russ has posted his 36 gallon bow, and I have been neglecting to put mine on here. Well the time comes to show off my tank.(I think I tried to do one and it failed before so I trying to better it now)
The first tank Russ and I started with was this 15 gallon high, of which we accidently found in some LFS in Big Rapids, Michigan. We were attending college and this was our first project together. I told Russ I had an intrest in planted, and he did so much reasearch it made my head spin. Before long he was speaking a new language and I had the blonde look on my face when he talked to me. Well after being on this site between classes I finially learned the language. It was a great bonding experience. Well we couldn't actually decide on the plants so we had the empty tank.
We put some pool filter sand in the bottom, some driftwood and fish we got from a not so local fish store( an hour away
So that was our first set-up, kinda lacking everything really, but it was a start. We practiced testing, Russ kept telling me not to feed the fish so much, and I had to build muscle to lift the bucket we used to do water changes with over to the sink. If you hadn't noticed the driftwood is at a werid angle, yea it has suction cups on the back off it so we didn't think it needed to soak. Well as you can tell its floating.
This was after a month, the plant order came in. What you don't see is the ten gallon that toke almost all the plants below this one. So the left over plants went into the 15. Well there wasn't enough plants so the green water soon started to come, but we did so many water changes it was in control for the most part.
So school was over and we had to move a 15 and a 10 gallon 800 miles from michigan to new york. But that feat is a thread in itself(if you really want to know pm and I will tell you).
so we moved the tanks, stayed the summer I have no pics of this period since we didn't have a digital camara, but it wasn't anything to look at then. So we went back to school, and then came back again by then we were so good at moving the tanks it was great. Shortly there after Russ got his 36 gallon and I really liked the eco-complete so I got rid of the sand and put in eco-complete.
As you can see I added a few plants. One to note is the Anubus I got from a fellow NJAS member
. I love the look of eco-complete. I was trying to get light behind the tank and the whole white background. It didn't work to well but we did ask Jay Luto what he used for lights. Russ and I really should go watch him take those awsome pics one day.
So this was taken just before I ripped it down again for the spring auction. I do not have any recent pics trying to clean the tank up and will try to post most recent pictures this weekend. Well sorry for the long story hope you aren't bored to death by it.