So, I'm not really known for my fantastic aquascapes or anything, but I felt like sharing as I've been reading up on how to do CO2 lately and I thought I'd get some photographic evidence of the tank before I did that.
Before I show my tank now, I just thought I should give a bit of an explanation.
About nine months ago, I got back into World of Warcraft again, which is about as addicting as crack, and made me not do anything productive at all. So. For the longest time I didn't do ANYTHING with my tanks other than feed the fish and change the water. Also, when I changed the water, I just dumped the water in so it would be faster. This, of course, resulted in everything getting over-grown, and then all the under growth dying off, and all my nice red and green ludwigia ending up as floaters on the top of all of my tanks... (My other tanks have other plants in them, too, but we're just looking at my 29 right now.)
Then, a month ago, I started taking Aikido three days a week, which meant that I really had very little time to play warcraft. After a while, I realized that I didn't really want to play world of warcraft anymore, and that my fish were sad in their depressing little tanks, and that I needed to do something about them.
So, I spent the last couple of weeks buying plants and visiting all the fish stores in a 25 mile radius of my home for ideas, a couple of fish, plants, drift wood, etc., presumably for my little 20 gallon that I'm still not happy with yet so I'm not going to show it.
But all my excess stuff went into my 29, and I think it's starting to look pretty nice. Nice enough to make me want to try some DIY CO2.
Anyway, enough babbling, here's some photos.
This is my tank with the flash. You can really see what remains of a massive algae infestation on the back and side walls there.
Here it is without the flash. Algae doesn't look quite as bad with no flash. There are actually two fish in there. That angel, and a BN pleco - the majority of the reason why I can see in at all is because of my pleco.
Got my angel to pose.
This is HOW I got my angel to pose. Otherwise he was too interested in what the camera was doing and kept facing it. Angels aren't nearly as interesting looking head on...
And uh, this is my cat, who is terribly disinterested in anything that I do.
So, comments appreciated... I'll be starting CO2 when I can find the time to go to the store and when I can find a check valve, and a T ... valve... thing for my airline tubing... and when I finish these two liter bottles of soda I picked up. bleh... so much soda.......