Description: Tank has undergone another transformation. Changed the substrate and the plants in November of 2009. It is a very simplistic approach to planted tanks. NO stem plants are included in this tank.
It is taking a lot longer to grow in than I anticipated especially the parva.
Advice: Read, read, read. Grab every book, magazine internet article you can find on the fish and plants you are interested in. There is a lot of misinformation out there on the internet but the more you read the quicker you will be able to decipher fact from fiction.
Fish Kept: Discus, a clown pleco, two panda cories and a school of Lemon Tetras. I'm also saving to buy a group of sterbai cories. There is also a lone rummy nosed tetra left. I had those for years and they began to die off. Not sure if there is an ugly old picture of a rummy under my tank somewhere this fish has to be at least 6 years old.
About Yourself: I had fish as a kid and always said I would get another tank as an adult. My husband finally purchased a 30 gallon for my birthday. That was in 1992. I have been hooked ever since. In the early days I kept a community tank and eventually decided that I loved the cichlids of South America. I kept dwarf cichlids for a few years and then moved to Angelfish. I have had some sort of Angelfish in my tank for the last few years. I had a brief stint with Altum Angels and now I am in love with Discus. Ironically enough when I changed teh tank I was going to invest in a group of pearl gourami's thus the dark background and dark substrate. Discus usually look better (don't pepper or darken) with lighter background and substrate but they were a gift. Once the plants grow in not much of the substrate will show anyway.