I am new to the neighborhood, which tells me I have come a long way just by signing up for this forum.
I have had traditional aquariums over the past with the plastic plants and the stupid decorations. I became interested in planted aquariums after viewing incredibly landscaped systems. I thought to myself, piece of cake, I'll do that and impress my family and friends.
Well, needless to say, it has been 1 1/2 years and I have learned so much, spent so much time and money and have experienced every human emotion possible trying to get to a stable tank that looks like something. I actually reached the point were I wanted to trash everything and start over, but patience prevailed and it amazing how an aquarium can recover by just doing the right things and not over-doing everything.
I have experienced every algae known to man, extreme ph swings, CO2
overdosing, low light and high light issues on and on and on,......
Every week, I learn what I still don't know. Yet, slow but surely, I have learned more than I thought I would ever need to know. It is a process and ultimately a hobby that is never boring and wonderfully satisfying when things are done right.
So, I am here to pick up new bits of information and seek help at the next pending trauma I somehow will create for by plants and fish that have so nicely committed their existence to me.
Happy bubbles to all of you,.....