, update time!!!!
Finally got back from being out of town and got the thing started for real! Hydrophytes kit is really awesome, I had no idea what I was doing but with the rather good instructions I think I did ok.
Without further stalling here are the pictures, since his kits come with great instructions I wont be doing a full step-by-step here, but will give a brief overview.
The kit as it arrived out of the box:
The individual pieces that make up each starter pack:
My first raft, filled with the planting gravels and the fertilization disk:
The fist plant I took out of its package, each plant was labeled with its name and how best to use it, this one is Cyperus:
My first successfully built planter, a big moment
First planter added to tank with raft attached:
One of the plants came in wet newspaper already planted, wasn't labeled but its a sword of some kind for sure. I had no idea what the fibery stuff was and the base of the plant so I removed it, hope I was supposed to lol:
And finally, the tank with all the rafts put together and installed:
Overall I think it came out pretty good for my first time. Im not totally set on the hard scape but its late and it will do for tonight. Cant wait to see everything start to grow!
Comments, questions and criticisms very much appreciated! Thanks