About Yourself:i'm a 25 year old headhunter. got into the hobby by looging onto fishforums when i had a problem with my basic fish tank and never looked back. i dont own any fish/plant related books and have learnt everything from members of that planted tank forum. i actually have 3 planted tanks the 180, a juwel rekord 60 with a sandy layout and a 50G cube.
Fish Kept:28 cardinal tetras
2 sailfin gibbiceps (10cm and 6cm)
1 adult angel
1 platy (rehomed for a friend)
1 flying fox
3 sterbai corys
5/6 amano shrimp (not that i ever see them)
Advice:for a planted tank setup i cant emphasise enough the use of laterite and CO2. one of the main reasons for failing with swords etc (heavy root feeders)is a lack of nutrients at the roots. laterite is reasonably affordable and will last years. on the co2 front, adding a basic yeast type co2 kit will improve any planted tank in one simple step. i will always use some kind of co2 in any planted tank regardless of lighting levels.
and more importantly than anything weekly ewater changes (if adding dry ferts 50% to dilute the last weeks fertaliser leftovers)
Rated #12: Freshwater Fish - Hypancistrus Sp. - Queen Arabesque Pleco Stocking In 10 Gallons Tank
Quote:Do not be awe struck by other people and try to copy them. Nobody can be you as efficiently as you can.
About Yourself:I am a computer technican, I love underwater life! so I bought a small tank, that tank doubbled, and the next tank was bigger tank and doubbled again. now I got 2x small 5 gal tanks and 2x 20 gal tanks.
About Yourself:I'm a newbie and really reading hard first before I set up my first aquarium. I really wanted to start with a saltwater aquarium but it is more complicated compared to freshwater fish tank. I wish I can decide soon.