Advice:I lost 2 tetras in December 07. Lots of gasping from them and then death. Had a chat with the LFS and got my water checked out. I was advised to treat the tank with ‘eSHa Exit’ as the water looked fine, but the gasping could be a sign of a parasite. A week after treatment all the fish are much more active and look so much brighter!
Always take your time and use plenty of towels!
Description:This pic is at 4 weeks old. Plants doing very well in the Tetra Complete substrate (with sand and grit) and feeding once a week with Nutrafin Plant Gro.
08-12-07 (8 weeks) - will need to get a new pic as the plants are much bigger now. The Star Grass on the rear left has been chopped back once already.
Description:This is my first planted tank, that i've been slowly working on for just over 6 months. The windelov's fern grows so fast and so big i'm just letting it float until i decide what to do with it. The first few months everything grew so slow i was disappointed but in the past few months everything grows so fast i'm overwhelmed. i've redesigned the tank half a dozen times trying to keep up with the plant growth as it continues to exceed my expecations.
Quote:I'd rather have a drink on the rocks than be in the drink on the rocks
Fish Kept:Barbs - 3 x tigers, 3 x moss + 3 other barbs (not sure of name), 2 x silver sharks, 2 x clown loaches, 2 x angels, 2 x dwarf gauramies and 1 siamese fighting fish
Corals/Plants:Loads but looking for loads more - love the idea of planted tanks - only discovered it three days ago and have invested in only 25 new plants and have only filled 2/3rds of my tank
Advice:Make sure your supplier of stock (fish) has a good reputation (if you are not sure only buy a few less expensive fish and keep them quaranteened) you may be infected with white spot or something else that could potentially cost you alot of money!!!
Description:Just completed planted tank - sorry for the quality of picture
Advice:Go easy on the lighting in your set up unless you want an algae tank. When you feel the need for 'just one more fish', be strong and say no. Get to know the people at your local fish shops and spend your dollar there, not Walmart etc.
Description:This is version 2 of my original planted tank, designed rather than evolved by accident. It's been running for 8 weeks now, the stem plant growth is out of control. I've used pool filter sand at the front, the cories seem to like it, red jasper rocks keep it seperate from the eco at the back.