Hi everyone. A few months ago, I decided to venture into the realm of live plants for the first time and I came across this wonderful site. Below is a picture of my very first planted aquarium, a 6.6 gallon bookshelf tank. It is 2 feet long, 8 inches deep and 9 inches tall, if I remember correctly. Specs and contents are below the picture.
6.6 gallon bookshelf
Small HOB filter that came with the kit
Flourite substrate (switched about two weeks ago from black gravel)
Hagen NRG yeast-based CO2
15 watt fluorescent light (Zoo Med Flora-Glo bulb)
2 Banana plants
1 male crowntail betta
Ever since I made the transition to the Fluorite, I've had a few leaves melting, but it's been mainly associated with the sword, which I have read doesn't like to be replanted. So, I imagine in a few weeks that will go away. Growth has been good so far, though. And I have had a little bit of algae show up - BGA on a few leaves, some of the hard spot algae on the front glass and two different types of long, flowing algae, but it has stopped growing since I made the substrate change and added the CO2.
Anyway, thanks for reading and I'm always looking for ways to improve. Any suggestions or comments are welcome with open arms.