ok if you have been browsing about you might have noticed that i am starting a Planted 10 gallon Dwarf Puffer tank. i thought i might post some pictures on the topic...
if you want some background on what has led
up to this try these threads...
Dwarf Puffer Advice
Lighting for a 10 (now with dosing)
few particulars first... 10 gallon tank, lighting is 2 CF
bulbs that are 20 watt - 75 watt equivalent daylight 6500K bulbs (no idea how may WPG
they are) but my goal is to medium-low
(but can do a couple DIY bottles and a bubble ladder later, will probably dose excel for a while)
for dosing i was thinking
1/8 tsp NO3
1/8 tsp K
1/32 tsp PO4
how does that look, this dose would be after PWC
in habitants will be 2 DP (1M and 1F if i can sex them right) 3 otos, two kuli loach and maybe some ghost shrimp, once the plants grow in...
here is a shot from last night
water was still cloudy, guess i did not wash gravel good enough...
here is this morning after adding some plant clippings harvest from my 75 gallon
this is my first try at mixing a rock-scape with a plant-scape...i have tried both individually, but not mixed them
what do you think?
the rocks are all gray igneous rocks, except ofcourse the slate holding down the wood, should be chemicaly inert, but will watch water chemistry. in fact the pointy rock on the left hand side is a piece of Mt. St. Helen, Blown 50 miles from the crater in the 1980 eruption! (sorry i'm, a geology Geek and a Fish Geek!!!)
Some Java Moss tied to the driftwood
2 small Amazon Swords (thanks jchilln)
Hygrophila polysperma v. Ceylon
1 small Aponogeton undulatus
and some small, young Narrow Leaf Chain Swords
i know i need more plants, will probably pick some up when i pick up the puffers tomorrow. i want a little variety from what is in my 75 8)
thoughts? ideas? suggestions?