Planted Tank Enthusiast
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Carmel, Indiana
Ben's high tech 20H
I transitioned to a planted tank 2 months ago. Previously this tank housed a very large, very messy goldfish with plastic plants. Once the goldfish kicked it, I decided to try my hand at plants.
Anyway, I posted over at Aquascaping too, but if anyone has any suggestions for how to design or modify this tank, I would appreciate it.
My plan is to eventually switch from gravel to blasting sand, but I want to make sure the plants, tank, and fauna are as healthy as possible before disrupting everything.
My wife will not get behind a new (larger) tank until she knows that I am serious about this one and make it a nice, attractive addition to the living room.
If I can get her on board for a larger tank, then I have no intention on changing substrate in this tank, I will just do what I can with it until the new tank is established.
33% RO water, 66% Tap
GLA EI ferts
Sera Florenette Root Fert every other week
50% water change every week
4 Zebra Danios
4 Cherry Shrimp
1 Amano (the other 2 walk out and were eaten by my cats, boo)
~12 various snails
1 java fern
Several Java Fern windelov sections
1 struggling bolbitis
Crypt Beckettii ???
Tetra Whisper 20
AC 70, with purigen in chamber
Zoomed AquaSun LED 18"
2 CREE Par 30 Spot light bulbs 9x2 watt, 6500K, 120 degree angle
7.5 hour photoperiod
Airstone run when CO2 is off
Most Recent water parameters
Pics in next post.
Bump: Here are pictures as of today.
Last edited by benealing; 02-18-2015 at 04:55 PM.
Reason: added info