Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Springfield, MO
My first planted aquarium
Ok so i'm completely new to planted tanks but I wanted to know if I have a good start. I have a 55g aquarium with a new HOT Magnum cannister filter (the old tetra dried out and burned up while i was gone last weekend). I am using DIY co2 injected into the intake of a powerhead.
The tank is stocked with 5 platies and 5 black widow tetras that have been in their about a year. The ph ranges beetween 8.2(from the tap) and 7.9 with co2.
The lighting is a 55w compact from my old saltwater setup on one side and 2 15w fixtures on the other. I am on a very tight budget so ligthing improvements may not be possible.
On the brighter side of the aquarium I put in Micro swords in the foreground, moneywort in the back and a plant i have yet to identify as the pet store didn't know. On the dimmer side of the aquarium i have 2 anubias, a melon sword, and more of that unidentified plant(perhaps one of you can identify it from the pictures).
PS:This forum has been a big help to me so far so ty to all of you.
Last edited by wolfedg; 01-10-2011 at 09:38 PM.
Reason: Adding a PS