Advice:Though i love landscaped tanks with sand etc I have chosen for no gravel / sand in my take to ensure the best water quality possible as im obsessed with discus. Since removing the sand i am actually very happy with the overall look.Tank cleaning has been massivley reduced also. In less than 15 mins i can change 30% water and have a quick tidy of the filter.
Description:I have aimed for as true to nature as possible with the space that's available.
My love for discus is clearly seen in the pics.
About Yourself:I am a Mom of two young men... About a year and a half ago one won a fish at the fair. He lived for about two weeks, but after George died I was already invested and interested. The fish very quickly became an obsession for about six months. I couldn't hold a conversation without expounding upon the various concepts involved. Then one day I just stopped talking about it. I realized nobody knew what I was talking about. The depth of my obsession had found me so deep in the science of the concept that I was techno babbling at my friends and family. My fervor has calmed down, but my love has become a long burning ember.
Advice:Fish die. It's sad. They live longer the better you get at not messing up the atmosphere they breathe. Not all water is created equal.Real plants are far superior to fake ones. Nutrient rich substrate is worth the extra money... And so is that light bar with the timer.Do your research Before you buy new responsibilities.
About Yourself:I'm a nurse manager and mom of 4. I had always wanted to have an aquarium but never tried it until I had one given to me about 1 year ago. When I was trying to decide what I wanted to put in it I ran across pictures of unbelievable planted tanks and I knew a planted tank was what I was going to have. I have found it to be challenging with my hard water and high pH, but rewarding.