This is gonna be my 29 gallon's journal. I keep meaning to start one, but I never got to it.
A Short History:
This tank was set up in June of 2008. All was well. TONS of fast growing stems, not a trace of algae, perfect. Then school started...DUN DUN DUNNNNNN.....
Neglect. I managed to fertalize daily, and water changes every week. But then my CO2 ran out (DIY) and I never got to refilling it. BOOM!!! Hair algae. Lots of it. In the moss, plants, everything.
I got most of it under control with excel spotting, but it always kept coming back.
I COULDN'T TAKE IT ANY LONGER!!!!!!!!!!!
I tore all the plants out, dried out my driftwood, black out for about a week, cause there weren't any plants in it.
Then Christmas break came. 2 weeks of nothingness. YESSSSS!!!!!!! Rescape time.
This time I'm going for less plants, slower growing stuff. Swords, crypts, a couple of stems, etc.
29 gallon tank
72 watts, T-5s
DIY CO2 from two, 2 liter bottles
Gravel as a substrate
Flourish root tabs and liqued ferts are used. Flourish, Excel, Iron, and Trace are added according to Seachems dosing schedual.
13 rummy nose tetras
5 C. habrosus
1 clown pleco
1 bristle nose pleco
many assassian snails (YAY BABIES!!!!)
HM (Pearl Grass)
Myriophyllum heterophyllum (Red Foxtail)
E. 'rubin' (Red Rubin Sword)
Mayaca fluviatilis (or whatever)
Hygrophyla sp. 'low grow'
Valisneria nana (Nana Vals)
Liliopsis maurtiana (I still can't spell that)
So, the only plants I have that are in their final place is the sword and the vals. The vals are still short (melted when introduced into the tank) but are growing quickly and sending out a bunch of runners. You can't see them yet, but they are behind the driftwood on the right.
The sword is dead center, I know...lol I like it there.
The micro sword is gonne be the foreground. I really want a nice big field of it. All in the front. I MIGHT throw some glosso in later for something shorter.
I think I"m gonna stick with this hard scape. I still need to pick up a couple of more rocks for the right hand side of the tank.
Don't pay any attention to the plants. They are "floating" till they root.
Please criteque. I take critizism well. I like compliments too though...lol