Update: I was bored last night and needed a break from school work.....
Hi all, I'm glad to finally become a plantedtank.net member. I've lurked around and researched these boards for quite some time so a preliminary thanks goes to everyone who has posted invaluable knowledge throughout.
Anyway.....I currently have a 55 gallon stocked with the infamous pygo. natteri, aka Red Belly Piranha. The tank itself has went through a couple different phases from when I first started planting to now. I'm no expert by far, but I think I'm finally starting to get a nack for things.
Fluval 304 filter, pressurized co2, EI dosing regiment, and approximately 130 watts of light.
The pictures go in chrono order from oldest to newest. If not for anything else, it shows the progression which I'm sure, most of us have endured through trials and tribulations....Enjoy!!!!
The beginning: Still a lot to learn, you can see by the non-aquatic plants
1st day with the P's
Starting to get the bug.....
Starting to get a little more curious...
Quickly learned that pressurized CO2 = for the win!
Went on a sword o rama
My fiance and me had to move to a new apartment so everything was packed up and moved over. Ran into some bigger issues after the move
Started to lose some plants, so el switcheroo again
And then the infamous green water!! YAY!
Lost a lot of plants during black out and remediation, so the big switch was a necessary..
Things started coming along finally....
And that leaves us to today....
Thus far, for myself I'm still in the learning curve. It's a great hobby that consumes a lot of time and $ if I might add. All in all, I'm happy with progress thus far and I hope to only get better!
Thanks for checking my thread out!!!!