Originally Posted by kjacks
Seems like nothing but problems keep popping up .. i had another filter totally stop working although it was soo my fault just hate it was a new filter barely a month old :/ i bought a small thing of i think super naturals sand since i only needed one bag for the 5g betta tank that still isnt ready .. considering doing a thin layer of a natural looking gravel thats smooth
The more i research this low tech plant adventure the more i worry its a waste of my time and money but i am excited to try.. my goal is for a heavily planted 5g and 10g once i get it down and know i can do it then im gonna invest alittle more money and plant the 20g and 55g leaving only my african cichlids unplanted .. i just love all of yalls planted tanks they look so great and natural
I will be going to town tomorrow to grab stuff i may need / need to change for plants or shrimp .. anything that come to mind please shoot me a pm and let me know all the research can get confusing after so many different opinions and technics
Gotta get a filter and heater tomorrow for the betta tank totally spaced n left it out of my shopping cart the other day
For shrimp tank, you need cover /pre filter for the intake tubing so the babies don't get sucked up
Here is my low light /low tech tank after it was cleaned out of the masses of extra plants, Java moss and Salvinia Minima. I am working on deals right now for a big variety of new plants to go in it, all low-ish light. I think it is pretty good.
Not perfect by far. And the resin root stump has been my Red tail shark's place to hang out, but I moved the DW and now she is hanging there and I think the root thing is gonna get to go, it's kinda out of place!