Photo Caption:This is my first attempt at a planted tank, it is;
Lights: 2 x 20W T4's and 2 x 20W T'8's (lights are cooled by a 12V computer extractor fan in hood)
Plants: Background = Echinodorus tenellus
Foreground = Hemianthus callitrichoides
Filtration: Old school fluval 3 external.
Ferts and Co2; Co2 is injected at 1-2 bubbles per second from a fire extinguisher setup with DIY and Tropica nutrition plant food used daily. Substrate is also from Tropica with a fine layer of gravel to prevent soil disturbance.
Fish and Inverts: 4 x otto's, 5 x Amano Shrimp and 4 x Sunkist shrimp.
Description: Mbuna setup in a juwel rio 180. Standard juwel filter with an external Tetratec Ex700 (turns the water over 7.4 times an hour). Over 100 pounds of old red sandstone with crushed coral as a substrate.
Advice: My advice for new hobbyists would be to read as much as you can before you buy.
Fish Kept: Many and varied!
Corals/Plants: Trying for a goldfish with plants tank at the moment, but he is a hungry fellow and its costing me a fortune.