I want to introduce myself, My name is Cory I lover in Raleigh, NC. I am new to the planted aquarium. I have 2 Dispaly tanks, a hospital tank, and a terrarium for my Pastel Ball Python. Now on to the planted tank...
I set this aquarium up about a month ago. I really wanted to get into more of a peaceful, natural look, because I have always had my 125 gallon CA/SA Cichlid aquarium.
Just to give you guys some idea about where I am at with my planted tank so far:
Size: 55 gallon
Inhabitants: 5 Angelfish, 2 Super Red Plecod, 3 Oto Catfish, and 6 Black Neon Tetras
Plants: 3 Anubias Barteri, 1 Anubias Nana, 3 Amazon Swords, Pellia, Java Moss, Lutea, Micro Swords, Water Sprite, Wisteria, Duckweed (Slowly trying to get rid of), and dwarf hairgrass.
Fertilizer: Seachem Flourish Comprehensive, Seachem Root Tabs for Swords and Lutea, and Seachem Equilibrium (I have very soft water, and need to stabilize the minerals in my tank)
Lighting: Dual 48" Shoplight, with 2 T8 6,500K bulbs, on 10 hours of the day.
Substrate: Pool Filter Sand
Background: Black Paint
Filter: Emperor 400, but will be changing to a Eheim 2215 here in the next few days.
Food: Feeding Tropical flakes and sinking algae waffers.
As you can tell, I am going the low tech route. I just want to see how everything looks to you guys. If you have any advice on anything, even aquascaping, please feel free to express them. I am open to all.
Here are some pics of when I first set it up and how it looks now.