Hi there! Does anyone have tanks devoted to "red" plants only? Anything besides green, that is, all in one tank.
I think I've seen one photo like this somewhere around here, and I think it would be pretty cool to do..even if it's just a farm tank. I think I'm going to turn one of my spare 10s into something like this..since I have plenty of plants to spare, and want everything in the tank to benefit from extra iron/light or whatnot that I use to brighten them up.
Post your photos if you have them! Cheers.
NOW, on to the set-up...
Tank: 10 gallon
Filter: Aqua-Clear 30
Substrate: AquariumPlants' Own or Turface
CO2: 2L DIY tubed near propeller
Ferts: Pfertz NPK+trace, Flourish Excel, root tabs and extra iron.
Fauna: probably none, or just some sort of lovely shrimp or other. Possibly RCS, or maybe even blue tigers..or snowballs..
But no no no, this will be a plant-focused tank.
Flora Owned - may or may not use.
Rotala rotundifolia (I have a mountain of it in the 55 that needs to be chopped!)
Cryptocoryne wendtii 'Red'/'Bronze'
Flora Ideas - just throwing them down as ideas, obviously, since my collectoritis isn't THAT bad yet. I just like the look of them.
Nesaea sp. 'Red Leaved'/'Golden'
Alternathera reineckii 'Rosefolia'
Hygrophila polysperma 'Sunset'/'Bold'
Hygrophila polysperma 'Siamensis'/'Stricta'
Can you tell I already plan on upgrading this if the plans go well..?
I see a 20L or 40B in my future.
I converted my empty laundry room to my 'fish/snake/cat room'..
I have one 4-shelf unit that can support up to 350lbs per shelf, and I plan on setting another up above the litter boxes..or just a large tank with a stand. These shelving units are surprisingly sturdy and inexpensive.
(Don't laugh at my step ladder, that thing is my best friend..especially for getting into my 55.
This will be on the topmost shelf to the left, and for the moment I'll have two 15W stock lights from the 55 sitting over a reptile screen top..but eventually I plan to drill a fixture onto the underside of the ceiling shelf or just get two CFL lamps. Whichever takes less work..
The second shelf will be lowered and dedicated to nanos, I have one 2.5 tank in the works for a betta (just-planted sneak peek at the bottom). The third, a 20L for my baby ball python Briar. The fourth is just a litter-holding one..but who knows? That could be the next set-up.
Excuse the messiness for now, this room shall be grand eventually.
I just finished filling the tank a bit ago and starting running CO2 and the filter, I'll get to planting some things tomorrow because I can't be bothered to drop this junk food and shove my arms in my 55 to start uprooting things.
I still need to black out the background and maybe add more substrate behind the driftwood. I love the 'tiered' look. Thoughts, suggestions, hellos and the like are all welcome!
(This little tank will be one of two nanos:
It's like seeing a woman without her make-up on, it's so unfinished.
The filter will be hidden, as well as the tubing, and it'll have a black background. But that's for another journal.