Hello, my name is Gabriel. I've been in the aquarium hobby for several years, dropped out early last year and then started back up at the beginning of July. This tank was a free of design style tank. I didn't have any real plans, I just wanted to make a planted tank and let life throw at me what to use.
I found a tank on craigslist that had a dual incandescent hood, and bought it for dirt cheap so I could have the hood and sell the rest for more then what I bought it for.
I bought two 15 Watt CFL's from walmart for six bucks and made them fit (rather tight in there). Ordered plants from a very great seller Digsy, and they have since grown greatly and they were pearling for two weeks straight almost. No co2 injection or ferts. Tap water with conditioner, and an aquaclear 50 filter with just a sponge in it.
This tank to my surprise has been self sustaining and I've not done a water change since the arrival of fish.
The fish contain:
3- Spotted Cories
3- male Guppies (by accident)
1- ultra pregnant female Guppy.
Enough talking, onto the pics!!!
First day of plants:
Current picture (as of 7/30/09):
The adult Golden Delta Guppy and Preggers female:
You can view my Picasa profile with all my pics here
Thanks for reading, and happy fishes!