Thought I would start a journal for my aquariums...currently I have 4 going at home, 1 at work, and 4 more 75Gs on the way. 4 of my tanks are dedicated planted tanks...the rest "have or will have" plants.
First I will introduce my 56G Column "Low Tech"
Humble beginnings March 2013
When it was initially planted...probably June 2013
The tank has spent the last 6 months or so with only 65watts of PC lighting since one of the ballasts in my Coralife fixture went out. I have since upgraded to a 2x24watt so hopefully the Vals actually start to grow now.
Filtration/Circulation-Rena XP3, Koralia 2
Lighting- Odyssea 2x24watt HOT5 with
Substrate-Pool Filter Sand
Hardscape- Load of driftwood, small river stones
Fish-4 Silver Angelfish, 4 BN Plecos, 2 GBRs, 20 Serpae Tetras, 1 HMPK
Plants- Jungle Val, NL Java Fern, Anubias nana, Anubias barteri
I plan to replace the stock Odyssea bulbs with a better bulb in the 10K spectrum.
Angelfish with eggs, actually have 2 mated pair in this tank which to my surprise arent trying to kill each other.