first pics, crappy cellphone cam...
lets see, swords and cabomba are temporary until i get some new plants i have ordered including some hc for a carpet.
50 US Gallons
3*29w t5 plant pro arcadia's with reflectors
sera CO2 fertilization system
seachem flourite with peat plates, some laterite and volcanic rock dust
some imported pieces, i am still looking for some nice rocks..
anubias, cabomba cuttings from my 20g - which have gone crazy with the bright lights and co2, alternanthera reineckii - which has really reddened up, hardly any green leaves and swords - pearling from the edges
18 rummy nose tetra's - these little guys are adorable little schoolers
the water has been in there about three weeks, had some cabomba and hydrocotyle leucocephala cuttings in there cycling the water. i got the rest of the plants two weeks ago, and the anubias, driftwood and fish this last weekend. the water is cloudy from adding the driftwood and planting the anubias, flourite - damn it clouds the water
nitrates, nitrites and ammonia all read zero before i added the fish.
i am using the built in filter in the hood, which basically consists of that ugly grew powerhead and water from the spraybar spraying ceramic rings on filter floss, i am waiting to get an eheim to clean things up a bit, the less equipment in the tank the better. once i have the correct filter i will add the discus and clown loaches from my 20g and get 3 or 4 more discus.
after i get some real plants i will do some scaping and i still need to get a dark background, i should have got that before i filled the tank
Alternanthera rosarfolia x2
Limnophila aromatica x2
Limnophila aromatica "red" x2
Heteranthera zosterifolia/Stargrass x3
Marsilea quadrifolia x2
Amannia gracilis x2
Rotala wallichii x2
Microsorium pteropus (Windelov) x2
Ludwigia sp from Cuba x2
Microsorium pteropus ssp. (narrow) x3
Hemianthus callitrichoides (4x4cm) x5
edit: the tank went crazy with hair algae after the first cabaomba cuttings i added didnt grow, coz the timer switch that turned the lights on broke, i just left it, it was actually quite pretty, it was such a huge plant mass of bright green and browns, i figured it was cycling the water better than the cabomba would, when i was ready to add more cabomba and some hydrocotyle, i just twirled it all around a twig and pulled it out, it hasnt come back, and so far no other algae, i have also been dosing flourish excel, but if the algae stays away i will stop and see what happens.