As a new and slightly obsessed aquarium planter I have decided to do this journal deal in order to get helpful and constructive feedback. I am not the most creative person in terms of aquascaping and anyone who bothers reading this would be greatly appreciated to leave comments and suggestions.
So... lets get started.
I had been using my old 10gal as a means of separating the male platies from my other larger tank and it was looking a bit bland. I changed the substrate to a 1-3mm gravel and laterite mix about 3 weeks ago.
Added a few planty plants in addition to my red wags and clown pleco.
Added an additional algae eater (introducing Stick-E)
Recently I built a retaining wall to create a new layer of gravel for the deeper rooting plants. I built in a little cave since I was replacing the clown pleco's hiding spot (previously the alligator skull). I have not yet added the extra gravel to fill the new level. Oh, about 2 weeks ago I also introduced DIY CO2 and a CO2 bell. I am dosing Flourish once a week.
My plan from here is to find a piece of driftwood that will go somewhere on the left but I am having trouble finding the perfect piece, as I'm sure many of you understand. I'm worried of it being a bit too crowded. I also just cannot get happy with the plants i currently have as well as their placements. It just doesnt look right to me.
This is currently a low light setup (1.5wpg) and I am desperately searching the apartment for things to sell on ebay in order to get a retrokit from AH Supply. I'm thinking that the low light is what is making the cabomba a little unhappy.
So there we go my first entry. All comments and suggestions are welcome