01-25-2020, 09:44 AM
Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: Boston, MA
| | New guy checking in w/planted Flex 32.5
This is my first fish tank in a long time, and my first attempt at a planted tank. I've been reading a ton about it lately and decided to give it a go. My son loves it, even though here are no fish yet (he keeps asking when I'm going to add dolphins..).
I learned a lot getting to this point and it's been pretty fun - and a lot more expensive than I though it would be (heh). The water is a little cloudy right now because it's still settling from moving some bits around. The substrate is black EcoComplete. The tree is a 12" bonsai driftwood covered in moss balls and christmas moss. The plants are a mix of hairgrass and rotala. Floating around in there is about $60 worth of Dwarf Baby Tears that I completely failed at planting correctly (they just fell apart and/or didn't stick), but you live and learn.
No CO2 yet, just seeing how it goes with Flourish alone but I think I'm going to end up adding it sooner than later. I'm really hoping the moss on the trees grows in so as to look more like leaves and less like a cat with mange, but I'm still pretty happy with how it turned out. Now I just hope at least some of it survives!
I'm letting it cycle for another week or so and then I'll add some community fish.