It's been a while since Iv'e been on here (mostly due to school) but my tank is starting to look nice and I've got a bit of free time so I'd figured I'd start a new journal.
I started this tank last fall but due to neglect the tank never became much of anything. Here
is that journal if you'd like to take a look.
This summer I decided to start over, emptied the tank and grew some HC emersed on the "hill" for a few months. I think that I will always start HC emersed now. So much easier!
I filled her up on October 3rd and here are the results. After battling some hair algae (and winning) the tank is starting to look pretty good. Still working on the BBA and staghorn though
Well here are some pics (sorry about the 2 mega-pixel camera).
Hope you enjoy!
A few days after planting:
And now (one month after set-up):
Middle top view:
Base of Hill:
Flora: Vallisneria nana, Rotola Rotundiflora, Rotala sp Macrandra
'green', Needle leaf Java fern, Hemianthus callitrichoides, Utricularia graminifolia, Hydrocotyle verticillata, Bolbitis heudelotii, Cryptocoryne parva, Cryptocoryne wendtii
'Brown', Hygrophila sp.
Purple, Ludwigia repens X arcuata, Polygonum kawagoneum, Polygonum praetermissum
'Porto Velho', Bacopa colorata, Limnophila aromatic, Staurogyne sp
'Low Grow' , Fissidens fontanus
, flame moss, Elocharis acicularis, Limnophila sp
. 'mini', Ceratophyllum submersum, Anubias barteri
Black Neon Tetra, Farlowella acus, Octocinclus
, Red Flying Fox, Aborichthys elongatus
(sand loach), Nothobranchius Rachovii Beira, Neocaridina denticulata sinensis
(cherry shrimp), Olive nerite