I started this tank with no planning, as the 65g FOWLR-->REEF in the living room "was going to be our only tank in this little apartment!".
Well, the wifey and I chose a Koi theme for the nursery and my little fish geek brain went to work on tank ideas.
We have for your consumption:
I just made up a DIY CO2 bottle Friday, so far no bubbles (and no leaks
Livestock is not the usual, as "the tank will match the nursery".... Three fantail goldfish and some glass shrimp. And oddly, no the fish don't eat the plants or shrimps (I know, wait till they get bigger!)
Plants, I do not have a complete list as I haven't (*shame*) ID'd them all: Rotala indica, E.sp (amazonia?) (x2) Ludwigia repens, Bacopa Caroliniana, Microsorum pteropus. And some others...
Originally had some river rocks on top of the substrate, but they were coated with algae (as were the plants). Which I still have some probs with on glass. Been through a few ideas on that (green spot, green dust, biogenic decalcification) however I'm focusing on getting C02 levels up, ordering an 8000K HQI, and purchasing better quality ferts. So here are some pics of the process so far:
Oh, and GO SOX
!!! We just did it again!