Originally Posted by 54seaweed
That is looking good , I always wanted a planted tank but just never had good luck , Everything would just die in like a week ,so I just gave up ,now
I have 2 SW
Reef tanks both doing great I just don't understand why my not so green thumb
has no problems keeping corals alive but can't keep a simple FW
plant alive , It would be nice to see my 2 FW
tanks look as nice as my 2 SW
whats your pointers on keeping your plants alive
I have an extremely low tech setup. About as low tech as you can get! I have 2 twist in fluorescent light bulbs (bought them at petsmart and the packaging said that they would support plant growth,) I have floramax plant substrate capped with the gravel. I also added root tabs since they all have roots. I dose with Seachem's Flourish liquid fertilizer once a week (IMO
, its best to alternate ferts. I learned that here) and I dose with API CO2
booster daily. I prefer using excel, but I bought what was available since it was necessary. Lol.
Love your reefs! My reef has a long way to go!! I'm upgrading to 100 gallons soon. I have a thread if you want to follow.
I also have a thread for my current 55 gallon reef.
Originally Posted by Old Scales
Jmay, Seaweed, I really like your natural colored gravel. Looks like the color of a real stream bed. Very nice looking tanks..
I'm going for very natural with this one. I keep finding myself wishing minnows were not cold water fish. Then they could live with my Cory cats. Lol. I have zebra danios. I have a piece of drift wood that I already bought to replace the decoration, but it still needs to be soaked and boiled. Then I'm adding either java fern or java moss to grow on the drift wood. Which do y'all think?
I'm wanting a carpet to fill in. Will having Cory cats be a problem?