Photo Caption:a grown up picture of my tank, things getting to a point where they are just doing what they want with out much encouragement from me, other than regular feedings, co2, r/o water changes with added nutrients and supplements to keep trace elements in the tank for the plants and the fish. using peat moss in my canister filter along with a peat nylon bag buried in the back so it can't be seen, as an additive for the plants as well as a ph controller. hope you enjoy the newer look as much as i do, i can't wait for the micro grass carpet to finish growing across the front of the tank, once it does i am going to have to start moving plants to the 55 gallon and get that setup as all live plants with more discus and a large school of cardinal tetra along with about thirty or forty ghost shrimp.
Description: .125 gallon long, penn plax cascade 1200 canister filter, two air stones, two 55 gal co2 injection canisters, two spectra max 6500k full spec lamp, two flora-sun 5000k plant lamp.
Advice: read, read, and read some more, don't go into anything blindly, the more knowledgeable you are the better off you are going to be and the less money you will waste. take your time and work up to it!
Fish Kept: discus, angels, tetras, cory cats many variety, fresh water clams, fresh water flounder, snails, algae eaters, danios,fw dwarf puffers, german blue ram,neons, and a few other misc fish from another tank i had setup.
Corals/Plants: plants are now all live!!
anubias nana several, several dwarf lilies, lace swords, moss balls, 2 mother amazon swords, many many babies from them, baby tears, dwarf baby tears, java fern, java moss, spiral crypts, red and green crypts, money wart, cabomba, cherry hedge, onion plants, several other misc plants, micro swords, fox tail red and green, no names for them, all totaled somewhere around 70 diff plants in my tank (not counting the baby swords) if i were to count them it would put me over 100 live plants in the tank. lol is the plant to gal ratio 1 plant per gallon? LOL ok sorry just had to do it.
About Yourself: I have switched from african and south american cichlids, to more docile fish, yes i know discus are cichlids, lol well i am more than just dabbling these days in planted aquariums, lol anything worth doing is worth doing right and with your foot to the floor so to speak, patience is key but don't be afraid once you have a properly cycled tank to add as many plants as you can properly sustain.