i figured i would start my own "making of..." i'm completely remodeling my original 10 gal
. - my first fish tank. i'm attempting my first planted tank. i'm going slow, and i recently aquired the coralife 28 watt, 6700 k
power compact lighting.
last night, i picked up some plant trimmings from a friend to get started. they are mostly low light plants, hornwart, java fern, smaller swords, etc. he also gave me a banana plant bulb that wasn't growing in his tank.
i threw the plants in last night, planted a couple and floated the rest. although i haven't set up a co2
yet and i'm a long way off from dosing fets, i could have sworn that the plants were pearling already. i thought that would be odd and that it was probably air bubbles, but the bubbles were all over the floating plants. pretty awesome regardless if they were or weren't pearling. the inhabitants, two giant mystery snails and three molly fry, love their new habitat.
my next addition will be a new glass hood, as my current hood only lets in a fraction of the light. any advice throughout the process is gladly welcome. and now, the evolution...
i'm going out of town next week, but when i get back a new scape and killer drift wood. very exciting.