05-14-2010, 01:24 PM
Join Date: Apr 2010
| | New guy from Keller
Hi, I am definitely a new guy to this sort of thing. I recently completed my new 90gal Paludairum for some P. Terribilis dart frogs. I have probably a 25 gallon section of "pond" where I fully cycled it and put in some neon tetras, MT snails and cory cats. I plan to get a few ottos to help clean up the algae as well that my driftwood is making. The land area and walls are completely planted, but they need lots of light, which might be an issue for me trying to go with a planted water portion. So I am using a lot of light for them. I use 4x 4ft T5HO lights, 55wx4=220w on a 12/12 cycle. I don't have any CO2, but did purchase a giant bottle of Flourish, although I dont have any liquid fertilizer yet. My water substrate is 2" of Carib-Sea freshwater sand.
I would really like to try the "planted water" thing for the first time ever. This site came up and definitely peeked my interest. I bought a few plants from Petco but I will just say... they are not doing so well. I have no clue in plant placement or anything, so even before I partially killed the plants, it didn't look very good
I am really bummed that I missed the last meeting, I think I would have really enjoyed it, but will definitely make it to the next one! In the meantime, any pointers would be useful, I am just starting to go through the forums on here and soak up some more knowledge as well.