Hi everyone, this will be my first tank posting. As I'm moving in a few weeks, I decided it's now or never to show some pictures, and as my first planted tank, I want to share it before it gets broken down and reassembled.
2x Eheim 2217, one used as a mainly mechanical filter, with some Purigen bags throw in there
Hydor Koralia 1 for some water movement.
Tek Light 48" 4 x T-5 bulbs
Mix of eco-complete and something else...florabase, I believe.
Flora (excuse my lack of scientific nomenclature, I have a terrible time remembering the specific names)
Thin leaf Java fern
Some form of Microsword
Another smaller sword, maybe an Indian Red?
Few Crypt species
Some types of ludwigia
5 x Denison Barbs
5 x Colombian Tetra (being transferred to another tank soon)
8 x Harlequin Rasbora (ditto)
9 x various Cory species, mostly Palateus
4 x Bolivian Rams
2 x Bosemani Rainbows
1 x SAE
1 x Clown pleco
1 very portly Gold Gourami (a rescue, he's now quite healthy)
Unknown number of Otos
Bunch of breeding RCS, some Amano's.
On to the pictures (go easy on my photography, bad camera + bad photo skills...you get the picture
.If anyone has any tips on how to improve the photo quality, I would really appreciate it...I just can't seem to get a shot that reflects the tank in real life.)
Focus on the right side
The vals have really taken over on the left side, quite the contrast in terms of light
No CO2 in the tank, I use EI dosing and Excel, everything seems to have adapted. I keep 2 of the 4 lights on for a 10 hour photo period, and all 4 are one for about two hours during the day. No real algae problems, besides what the otos eat for lunch. SAE is a real chunker, and has decided he is no longer required to do his algae eating duties. Has replaced algae with stealing food from the denisons
Thanks for looking. All comments and criticisms appreciated!