First journal! This is just for myself to see how the tank progresses over time, although comments/suggestions are appreciated. I'm going for something foresty on the left side, and it empties out into a carpet. kind of like @[email protected] 20L
. except, i'd like to have some background plants to the carpet. I was thinking dawrf hairgrass behind some HC.
-for lighting i just purchased a 65w current light from big als, taking advantage of that free shipping. (although right now i have a 20w life-glo that's working pretty good.)
-DIY CO2, which i know pressurised is better, but i can't buy it, at least not right now.
right now for plants i have a large amount of hornwort on the right, some L. repens, 2 dwarf anubias, water sprite, cabomba, some moneywort, and 4 other plants that i don't know.
right now the tank is cycling and i found some snails, but i just figured they would help the cycle. for fauna i'm thinking of:
1 female GBR,
6 P. Gertrudae,
6 p. Furcatus
2 ottos maybe
cherry shrimp (once i get a colony started).
also, if you could reccomend any fertz i would really appreciate it. I was thinking about seachem line, but i don't know what to get. (i'm not getting them right now [$], but for future refrence.)
I'm also going to Fish Gallery possibly this weekend, once i sell my 29 and get my paycheck so i can get the DH and some HC, and HOPEFULLY. some Blyxa Japonica. and maybe some red plants just to break up the green. Or should I wait?
I also wanna get one of those gift card things so i can buy things online because i'm always seeing all these good deals on s&s and im like
dang my uncredit cardness, so once i do, watch out s&s.
I also have this really nice piece of driftwood that would make an awesome cave but it keeps floating! i tried boiling it for 3 hours, still floating. i've had it in water for 3 weeks now, and still no sinkage. should i boil it more?
i don't expect my tank to be as amazing as the many others i've seen, but i hope it looks okay.
thank you. If you have any suggestions, i would gladly appreciate it.