Last update 6/10/10
This tank has seen some good days in it's life cycle. Unfortunately, it's time to move on for me, on to something............bigger
. Stay tuned.
Alright, here goes....
This tank is a continuation of my 39g that is now RIP. It's not much of an upgrade, but at least it looks better, has no scratches, and is one gallon more (depthwise)
How I got this sucker cycled:
First I tossed in 21L of ADA AS for background/slope plants + 6L of Turface gravel for my foreground plants. Dumped in some tap water to about 1/3 full and got everything planted. Filled in the rest with water from the 39g and let it sit for 4 days. After the 4th day, I did a 80% WC using more water from the 39g. At this point I also transferred over the 2217 filter and 2x39W t5ho lighting as well. I'll try these lights out for now to see if things will grow as good as they did in my 39g. If not I'll have to throw in my other 2x39W fixture (utilizing only 1 bulb).
This is my plant list so far:
Rotala sp. 'green' narrow
Rotala macrandra green
Cryptocryne wendtii 'miyo'
Lobelia cardinalis 'small'
Nymphaea lotus 'Zenkeri'
Polygonum sp. 'ruby'
dwarf hair grass (wild plucked)
& a mystery grass plant, not sure what the name is....
On with the pics:
Planted as of 8/12/08 - left side
Right side - I ended up using the old DW from my 39g for now untill I get a nice pc of manzinita.
I really do hope this UG pulls through. ATM it seems a little pale but not melted yet so I'm keeping my fingers crossed. I really want it to cover the entire slope and foreground area in the future. We shall have to wait n see.
Thanks for looking guys. All
feedback is greatly welcome.