Hello fellow aquarist.
After some prodding from some friends and family, I finally have gotten my feet wet again. I took a 2 year break when my infant started grabbing things and I knew it was not a good idea to have high-tech planted tanks in my modest apartment. Thanks to a friend who bought my Eheim 2080, I was able to trade it for a BNIB Eheim Aquastyle 4 and some cash. It didn't take me long to start obsessing about a scape and 3 days later, I have a fully planted nano tank.
I hardscaped it with Dragon stone and ADA Amazonia. I was thinking of adding a small tree (but was unable to find a 'tree' small enough). So far the plant list includes:
Staurogyne stolinifera or 'Porto Velho' (not 100% sure of the ID)
Micranthemum 'Monte Carlo'
Anubias nana 'petite'
Proserpinaca palustris 'Cuba'
Needle Leaf Java Fern
I added pressurized CO2 and a 10W heater today and hope to see some new growth soon. I'm not going to dose the tank with nutrients but I am buffering the water to offset the acidification of the water column by the Amazonia and CO2.
Other than that, it it a stock tank, light, and filter combo. This is the first time I have run such a system out of the box. I will have to wait for the tank to cycle before I add livestock. Without further adieu, here is a sneak peak.......
I hope that 'my friends' enjoy my previous passion of aquascaping.
Tankful in Vancouver!