6 weeks ago I started my first planted tank. So far I have been pretty happy.
Tank: 29 Gallon
Light: 4x15W 6500K Spiral CFL
Substrate: 1" pool filter sand, topped with 2" of Schultz Aquatic Plant Soil
Filter: DIY Behind the tank Sump (400-500GPH)
The water is all flowing from the Left to the Right of the tank.
First Round of Planting:
1 Week and 2nd Planting
Almost 4 weeks growth
6 Weeks and additional Planting
I have the right side of the tank more heavily planted, the left side is hard to keep the plants rooted in the Schultz, due to the high water flow.
I dose Excell every other day, Flourish every other week, and DIY CO2.
I have Crypts planted, Ludwigia, hygrophila polysperma, Lilaeopsis brasiliensis, Echinodorus tenellus, Bacopa australis, anubius barterii and Java Fern. The Lilaeopsis to Java Fern have only been planted for under 1 week, and were/are very small. Almost all of my plants were recieved as trimmings so initial growth has been slow, but as the plants get more established growth has been increasing.
Any feedback would be much appreciated!