thanks everyone for the warm welcome, i wasnt expecting all the big boys to come in and complement my tank lol, great!
As im at home and have the day off work i thought i would start by listing the plant species i have and giving a little more info on my set up and what i've used so far.
Pls pls pls if anyone has ANY tips or info on anything i have i would be very greatful for the responce. I can take the critism so dont be afraid of telling me if i done something wrong or if you would have done it differently. Im here to learn so any feed back is good feed back
OK heres a list of the plants i have. I'll give the name and position in the tank for anyone wanting to identify them within my underwater garden. Based on the full tank photo above in the first post.
Ludwigia mullertii (L.Repens) (front left corner of tank)
Cabomba Australis (Back left corner of tank)
Aponogeton Madagascariensis (Mid-Left, centre of drift wood)
Miriophyllum Matogrossense (Back, behind A. madagascariensis)
Nyphea Maculata (N. zenkeri) (Tiger Lotus) (Foreground, front right of drift wood)
Crinium Natans (Centre, Midground)
Aponogeton Crispus (Centre, middle of tank)
Limnophilia Aquatica (Centre, back behind A. crispus)
Vallisneria Torta (Twisted vallis) (Back, mid right)
Vallisneria Rubra (Giant red vallisneria) (Back, right of V. torta)
Eleocharis Aricularis (Dwarf Hairgrass) (foreground, right of centre)
Ceratopteris Siliquosa (Fine leaf Indian fern) (front, far right corner)
And as of this morning i have recieved in the post, 4 moss balls and a banana plant. A strange plant with large finger-like roots, hence the banana conection lol. Not sure of its botanical name. . .so i would be interested if anyone knows.
And when will these moss balls sink?! they just wont come down lol
I'm thinking of getting a few more suitable bulbs to help the plants out. At the moment i have 2 tubes, both of 25w each. The front tubes a Jewel WarmLite, and the rear a Interpet DayLite Plus.
Im looking out for a more plant specific tube to replace the DayLite Plus. So any suggestions are welcomed
And as for the substrate waves along the bottom, yea i like them too
I got the inspiration from a photo i saw in a aquatics book. There was a shot of a giant clam, and where the two shells met along the centre line was this beautiful interlocking wave effect. So i set on it and got this two tone wave.
Right im off to search out my digcam and i'll be back with some better photos of it all later on today.