Hi all, need your opinions and ideas on how to improve this new tank. I got it used and came with this "strange" cover that works "perfect" for an emersed section.
As of now the tank only has a single bulb lamp (donīt know what kind of lamp but actually looks like a plant lamp - its kind of pink). Tank is 120cm long by 40cm wide and 50 cm tall.
Got the tank specially for the red hook silver dollar (the famous gift from my other threads that of course was totally unsuitable for the planted tank). His company includes a group of 15 red eye tetras and 4 baby silver dollars (which will move away when they grow). Tank only has 3 sword plants, the only ones the dollar leaves alone, he eats everything else.
This is the red hook.. heīll outgrow the tank but thatīs what I can offer him for the time being...
Now to the emersed part. I was thinking on placing a glass shelf along the tank and placing "pots" (right now I used a long tupperware) with the emersed plants on top of it, then disguise the pots with something to give it a natural look. Right now I have 3 emersed swords doing quite well to my surprise, a wendtii crypt that pretty much melted in the planted tank but itīs coming back nicely emersed and a bunch of limnophila sessiflora.
Question is, can I keep the plants in the pots (roots canīt touch the tank water because the dollars will eat them), how often should I change water / add fertz etc to the emersed pots?
What kind of lighting do you recommend and please share your ideas!