So, I've set up another tank and this one is for my girlfriend's mother in the waiting room of her office. She lives in Lakeland so I only can make it over there once a week to check on the tank, which is so frustrating! Usually when I set up a tank I can't just walk away. I always sit in front of it for hours staring, then tweaking a little here and there and staring more, but I digress.
I just set it up about a week ago and these are pics from about 4 days after setup. It's a 44 gallon tank with that new 100gal JBJ filter w/ built in u/v sterilizer (So far so good on that thing; it was such a good deal!). I used black flourite for the substrate and I am running 3 two-liter bottles of diy Co2 with a ceramic diffuser; also dosing with leafzone and a small amount of nitrogen until fish are added. The lighting is a 10k bulb and a power compact but I swapped out the blue attinic with a plant bulb. Also just to note, I'm using R/O water as well.
Plants consist of Red Tiger lotus, Anubias, java fern, ludwigia broadleaf, bacopa, and cabomba. I also have a constant supply of Riccia that grows like a wild fire in my dad's tank floating on the surface so I meshed it to some river stones in the front. The only other thing in there is driftwood.
Here are pics and I will add new pics in about a week when I get over there again. I wish that I had gotten more setup pics but I got caught up in the assembly process so sorry about that.
Left panel view
Middle panel view/full picture
Right Panel View
Right now the driftwood, even though presoaked, is tinting the water as usual so the next pics may be yellow. I've been told everything is looking great the the cabomba has already reached the surface.
Okay guys tell me what you think.