15g tall low-tech planted tank journal (Advice Appreciated!)
Last night I traded in my 4 year old 55g Marineland LED setup for a month old 15g column tank from Aqueon plus $160 in cash. It comes with a heater, QuietFlow 20, T5 (single tube) and added blue LED strip (previous owner had Glofish). I want to do a low-tech planted tank, but I've always half-arsed aquatic plants in my tanks so this time I want to do it right from scratch. Here are the ideas I'm debating between:
Pure Walstad - love the concept, but nervous about finding good soil
Eco-Complete - that's all, just add and go
Walstad with Eco-complete as "gravel" - This is appealing for sure...best of both worlds?
Asian theme - Female betta (have one already), 5+ kuhlis, and some celestial pearl danios?
South American Apistos - one pair of apistos, a school of dwarf corys, and neons or other small schooling fish
What is your advice for someone who routinely kills aquatic plants and wants a low-tech set-up?
Tank dimensions are about 14x14x22.
Last edited by AquaGeekGirl; 01-29-2015 at 06:23 PM.
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