Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
First true attempt for a planted tank.
Hey all, I have been going through this forum for about a month or so now and finally decided to join up. This is a relatively new hobby to me as I've only been keeping fish for around a year and a half. My girlfriend dragged me into it ever since she got a job at the lfs. Anyways, over the weekend I purchased a cheap 10 gallon combo kit and a bag of eco-complete. I have a 2X13 watt AHsupply kit coming this week to replace the 15 watt bulb that the fixture came with. I'm just looking for some constructive criticism about my choices so far so any comments are welcome.
1 small amazon sword - I know it will get too big, but I will transfer it to my 55g when my girlfriend and I can afford the proper equipment.
Some type of anubias that I guess you can say was growing in my little 1gallon eclipse
2 large bunches of water sprite
2 bunches of red ludwigia
4 bunches of moneywort
I am only using locally available plants right now to keep it simple and cheaper so I got the best of what I could find.
I don't have any fish yet because I don't know my ammonia or nitrite levels...going to get my water tested on my way to work today. I plan on adding 7 von rio tetras and an oto from my 55 gallon once the tank has cycled and then picking up some rcs later on down the road.
I used a flourish tab for my sword and dosed about 1ml of flourish today as well. I'm looking to stay away from CO2 for a little bit until I get the hang of things, I may use some natural aquarium vital, but I don't know if it's even worth it.
Thanks in advance for your help.