Hello everyone! I recently joined this forum and have been very excited to start sharing my progress.
My tank is a 10 gallon. The filter is an eheim 2213 (waiting for my lily pipes to arrive before I bother starting it up). At the present I am using an old bio-wheel filter to keep the flow rate low while my new HC and Dwarf Sword Grass take root. I have a 5lb CO2 canister for my nano-pollen diffuser, but I still need my regulator (in the mail I hope). The tank is currently running on excel and ferts (2x weekly). The light is a 7100k PC @ 36Watts. The substrate is Eco-Complete (20lbs). I will hopefully get an inline heater soon too...
I still need rocks for my hardscape, but have been dissatisfied with what our LFS has to offer... They seem wrong for this dark soil or too sedimentary for a natural small scene. Any suggestions?
When I first introduced my plants my heater failed and the temp dropped to 60 degrees for approximately 10 hours. I believe I am still dealing with the affects of that problem with substantial die-offs. However, the new green is coming through with my HC and I have several new blades of Sword making their way up too.
Oh yea... and here is am image of the tank stand I am working on. It presently is on hold while I get more red oak. The wood was so dense that despite pre-drilling every hole, I snapped 1/4" carriage bolts like toothpicks. I'll have to approach it differently...