I'm new to this forum.
After having turtles in a 55 gallon for a while I recently changed it over to a planted fish tank. Later I saw a 10 gallon calling my name (they are so cheap
Just starting out with the 10 gallon:
The wood is from a local lake, when I cut the base flat it all came apart. So it is siliconed back into place attached to a flat rock. Gravel is Eco Complete with peat moss under it. Filter is a Aqua Clear 20 with the carbon pack removed, replaced with another media pack. Heater is a Visi-Therm Stealth 50W. The hood is homemade with two 15W and two 25W daylight bulbs:
The reflector is pieces of mirror, but Just yesterday I ordered a 1x36W kit from A H supply.
It has only been set up for about a few days, just a couple guppies and snails. I plan for a few oto's, pair of albino cories, some Cherry shrimp, and some small group (school) of something else.
Besides the plants in there now I have Glosso and Riccia coming for the foreground. Any ideas for background pants??? I would like to get it filled before adding the fish. And I would like most of the back wall filled with plants, except for the filter intake area.