What Direction should I go in.
This is my first post so firstly, Hello. It really is a pleasure to be here. I've been lurking on the site for a while but I'm not sure if this is the right section but here goes.
A combination of circumstances means my tank is in dire need of a revamp. I've never had any clear direction or goal for the tank I just love the hobby and so have tried different things with varying degrees of success but right now my filter is and has been busted for a few months. Low turn over rate has resulted in various algae blooms but having dealt with algae before that's not my major concern. What I'm here for is clear direction on where to take my tank. I like the idea of a Dutch but I'm having trouble with my plant list and usually buy plants which should do ok in my tank but fail while others which should fail are absolutely fine. Some stats...
Tank: 180L / 47.5gal
Lighting: 2X 35 W Day and Nature 9000K And 4100K
Filter: just ordered Ehiem Pro 3 2073 (for tanks upto 350L)
Plants: Hygro mini, Micranthemum Monte-Carlo, 1 large Hygro
Fauna: 5-6 Bee shrimp, 6 rasbora.
Substrate Eco Complete.
Oddly enough the Monte carlo carpet while not in the best state is still ok despite me not adding ferts for months on account of the broken/low turn over filter.
Primarily a plant list which will do well with my setup. And also a list which has a diverse range of colour.
Please excuse the essay. Though I hope it conveys my genuine need for help and ability to take direction.
Last edited by Phospomus; 10-23-2015 at 12:07 PM.
Reason: Substrate added to tank stats