I have finally redone my 55 into a community planted tank.
I have Anubias, crypts, some kind of tall grass, cabomba and a bacopa.
I have a branch that extends from one end of my tank to the other covered in anubias. The bacopa is in front but is leggy as my lighting still isn't right and I might move to the back.
I think the green and reddish plants in the front right side are crypts but I can't remember what I bought but they are doing real well.
I have awful lights in there right now being two 18" 15W. Not anywhere near enough. It is a Flora-glo and a Life-glo. Am looking at a 48" triple from Dr. Foster and Smith right now as I don't want to have to add CO2 and want to keep low light plants.
I have added a little fisherman boy, an eagle, and a river for fun.
I have 10 bloodfin tetras
9 black neons
1 dwarf pleco
mating pair of kribs
9 harlequin rasboras
I am trying to decide which I like best between the rasboras, neons and tetras and then will go with that species, I think.
I have a Rena Filstar 2, ph 7.8, Nitrate 10, Nitrite 0, GH 300, chlorine 0, KH 150
It reminds me of going for walks in the forest to the creek near our cabin back home.
Would like to add patches of short plants, in the gravel and some tall plants in the back. Thinking of vals or java fern.
Any suggestions happily considered.
Hope you like. I realize it is not a true Amano type or biotype but more of a fun community planted tank.
Heres some pics and a link to a video on youtube. (you may have to copy link into your browser)
Thanks for looking! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3kKfJlCxNQ
p.s. I hope I attached the pics right.