My first planted tank and I'm excited, so excited that I'm putting up the build thread a day early. With any luck my plants will be here tomorrow (more on those in a bit) since I ordered them Sunday night. This is a 29 gallon with a 20W T8 bulb and no CO2
My hardscape has been changed from what I originally envisioned and thanks to the help of people on the forum now looks like this.
The water is a bit cloudy. The background (same as I have on my other tank) seems really reflective with this lighting. I probably should have chosen something different. The filter will be on the right side. It's not on yet, since all of the media is in my other filter to help shorten my cycle.
Plants I have ordered:
1 Water Sprite
1 Dwarf lily (Nymphaea stellata)
1 Aponogeton boivinianus
3 Cryptocoryne wendtii 'brown'
3 Cryptocoryne wendtii 'green'
3 Cryptocoryne x willisii 'lucens'
3 Cryptocoryne retrospiralis
4 Cryptocoryne undulata
The plan (at the moment, feel free to critique)
I plan to have the water sprite floating. The retropiralis will probably be placed in the back left to hopefully cover the filter. The undulata will also be on the left. The apon will go in the right corner. The brown wendtii will be in the back, just not sure where. The lucens will be right midground with the green wendtii in front. I'm thinking of the dwarf lily in front of the driftwood, although it might look better in a corner?
I want things pretty heavily planted, this are just a start and a test at both my aquascaping skills and ability to keep plants alive. I'll be looking to add more plants, either of those types, or any other low light ones that will look good in there.
Pictures as soon as I get the plants. Until than any plant suggestions or design hints are more than welcome.