I have a 29 gallon tank set-up with some typical tropic fish: harlequin rasbora, gold barbs, cherry barb, neon tetras, female honey gourami, angel, botia, kuli loach, neon rainbows. However, whenever I tried to add plants, they usually melted before I knew what was going on. Since following the forum, I now understand the general requirements for a planted tank. Seeing as how Christmas break from school was coming up, I figured it was a good time to make my list for my parents.
I already had a 20H tank, so I'm made it the target for this venture! I ordered some plants and submitted the wish list of parts to my parents. Along with some items I bought, I ended up with most of the supplies to get started!
Filter: Fluval U2 internal
Light: T5 24inch 2x24watt
CO2: 5lb canister, regulator, glass/ceramic diffuser (part of my Christmas gifts! Yay!)
Substrate: Flourite w/ black gravel section
Dwarf Hairgrass, Glosso, Walkerii, Petite Nana, Rotala Indica, Wisteria, Stargrass, Ambulia, Limnophila Indica, Aponogeton bulbs
The pictures are of the initial set-up and the cloudy after-math. It's been clearing up so far, so we'll see!
Cloudy! Poured the water in too fast!
Cleared up a little with a few water changes and a filter clean
I'll post some more when it continues to clear up and grow in. Some of the plants, like the rotala is old so it needs to grow in a ton! I also have no kH test yet, so I can't add fish and I'm guestimating the CO2 additions. I also want to get some fertz. I have one, but thinking of Excel too. Will probably rearrange it after the plants have grown some better roots.