This is my first ever planted tank. I've come from the reefing world, but after not having a tank at all the last 2yrs I decided to setup a low tech planted tank on my desk at work.
Being from the reefing world I couldn't go past the Innovative Marine Fusion Nano 20 as an all in one. I wanted an Iwagumi style setup with a big feature rock, but I also wanted some caves / hiding spots for the shrimp I'm planning on picking up.
Straight after planting / water
After everything had calmed down
Overall I'm quite happy with how the scape turned out. When everything starts to grow in I think it will lend itself to a nice open area on the left for the fish to swim, and the right should grow in to form a dense forest for everything to hide / to add some extra depth and character.
This is the tank after a week
IM Fusion Nano 20
Fluval Fresh & Plant 2.0
Hydor 100W Heater
ADA Penac P
ADA Penac W
ADA Power Sand
ADA Bacter 100
ADA Tourmaline BC
ADA Clear Super
ADA La Plata Sand (For decoration)
Seachem Flourish Tabs
Micranthemum 'Monte Carlo'
Alternanthera Reineckii "Mini"
Rotala SP "Green"
Ludwigia Arcuata (Hidden in the back)
- Still waiting for cycle to complete
Harlequin Rasbora x 12 (Small School)
Otocinclus Catfish x 3 (Algae Control)
Red Cherry Shrimp x 10 (Hopefully they'll reproduce and create a solid community)
Thanks for taking a look, I hope to keep this updated fairly regularly.
Bump: Also, I noticed this morning that some of the plants have symptoms of what I believe to be BBA? Can someone confirm that's what this is?
I've started dosing Excel in an attempt to ward it off before it really sets in.
Any other tips would be greatly appreciated