I used to have this tank set up as a saltwater aquarium. 16gal Bowfront - Nano-Reef.com Forums
After that ate all my money I decided (about a year ago) to try with the planted tank thing.
I didn't really have the time to care for that tank so it crashed. The 16gal's been sitting dry for a few months so I thought I'd try and have another go at it. I still had a bunch of Flourite left over from the previous tank; so I used it, some extra gravel, and some "Riverbed Sand" for the substrate.
I've got a 28w 6.5k light on it and a temporary HOB filter.
About three days ago I got some stuff from the LFS:
- 2 Java Ferns
- Sword Something-or-other Plant
- 1 meduim peice of driftwood
I let the driftwood soak for a day or two but, I got fed up with it yesterday and tied it to a bigger rock so it would sink.
Today I bought 4 Neon Tetras and 12 Ghost Shrimp($11 something). I thought that the store I went to would have had some good stuff but their plant/invert seletion was pretty poor. I'll have to wait til the end of the week before ordering anything.
The 'scape if pretty rough atm, I just wanted it to clear up for a shot. I'll probably wait and see what happens to the shirmp before I move stuff around a lot.
I'm not really going to worry about any parameters, just weekly 10% water change is all I'll do for the moment. I'm going to chage out the HOB for a regular powerhead probably tomorrow. As far as lighting goes, I might upgrade so I can use this light on my 20H to make a vivarum. (Dendroboard - Your source for dart frog information.
) My wpg is pretty low, it might be a month or so till I can afford a fancy new light.
Hope ya like what you see, lemme know what you think. I should have some better pictures up in the next day or so after I do a water change.