Alright this is my first serious planted tank. I set it up in january 2014. Many changes have been made since then and I can say I am very pleased with the outcome so far.
Jungle val and corkscrew val
Red and green crypt wendtii
Ludwigia sp red
Ludwigia so.( possible arcuata)
Rotala macaranda narrow leaf( not sure got it as an roak and wasn't identified just guessing)
6 golden pencil fish
5 habrosus Cory cats
3 pink glow fish
Red cherry shrimp
Soon to be crystal red shrimp
Goals- to thin out the guppies and have only a few males.
Work on the aquascape.
5 lb co2 set up with a Milwaukee regulator.
20 gallon hob filter with a prefilter to prevent shrimp getting sucked in
Heater lol don't remember brand or size.
Led lighting. Mr aqua brand bought on eBay.
Also to get more light to the back of the aquarium I use to clip on light fixtures with cfls
Laterate with osmocote and capped with sand.
Now for the fun. Pictures. Starting with the before pics and ending with the current pics
sorry if the pics are not great. i only have a cell phone to work with at the moment.
the initial set up in january 2014
mid February 2014
current state of the aquarium.
at this point i feel like i have too many different species of plants. I think if i only had about half the amount of species in the tank it would look much better.