okay, so, this is my 2nd planted tank, but the first one where i've been able to chronicle things from the beginning.
i bought an eclipse 5g corner tank a couple of weeks ago. it came with a 5w light, so i traded it out for a 15w spiral compact fluorescent bulb. filter came built in, and i added a 25w heater. i'm using flourite, cause i liked the way it worked for my friend in the tank i set up for her.
okay, so, here goes.
washing my flourite!
(10g puffer/cory tank that i stole a few plants from for this one. have since done a massive rescaping and cleaning.)
ludwigia and java fern ready for planting.
filling the tank!
i was pleased that the water didn't cloud up too much.
managed to disturb my ludwigia, of course.
you can tell how dull that light was...and in the next picture, i've changed the light.
and then, i received an anubias package in the mail from a member here on the swap-n-shop. barteri, hastifolia, coffefolia, and nana. also added pond snails and ramshorn snails, since this is going to be mainly a project tank and a snail breeding tank for puffer food.
i'm still new when it comes to scaping, so i've got a lot of work to do.
a ramshorn enjoying an algae wafer.
and on sunday, i added 10 ghost shrimp and 3 cherry barbs. the barbs are keeping me constantly entertained. i have one male and two females and he spends his entire day chasing skirts.
suggestions and comments are welcomed! i'd like to have a tall background plant, but i'm not sure what to use that wouldn't overwhelm my small tank. help?