This is my first attempt for an aquascape, its been ongoing for about 8 month or so and the rocks have always been in the same position but i mess about with different plants sometimes. I dont know what im doing when it comes to layout and stuff so all advice appreciated. Tell me what you think.
Is the Hydrocotyle verticillata a special kind? Like a micro or something. I can't find this anywhere. The LFS is also a out door pond store and they had this but it was huge! the leaves where up to and inch and a half in diameter and came out of the water about a foot.
Thanks, its getting there LOL, ive been reading up on techniques on how to scape instead of planting things random and trying stuff blindly, there is another stem plant (Myriophyllum mezianum) growing behind the moss and its doing great, im going to update with some pics of the progress soon.
Well i thought i would update with some pics of my nano, ive done the second major trim today so will start putting some shape into the background plants as it grows in now, here are some pics of it before the second major trim. All thoughts apprecaited.
The co2 system is two 2 litre soda bottles with a nano glass diffuser, ive also used a bubble counter, most people will say its useless on a DIY system but i find it necessary now as it allows me to see exactly how much is being produced and with such high light there is no room for error, i built the system going by the thread on here using bulkhead fittings and pouring the boiling water in the bottle, i will get double the amount of co2 as compared to just mixing the quick way and the bubble counter proved it (2-3BPS), it also lets me know when to change the mix before any problems arise, i also use a lot of yeast (7 grams) to get it as powerful as possible but for a short amount of time as i change one bottle every 5-7 days, i do this because the lighting is so powerful and the tank so small (72W T5PC over 14Ltr) i need a massive amount of ferts and co2 to balance the light and not get algae. Im going to upgrade to pressurised and run three scapes from the one bottle as it is so much hassle constantly changing mixes when ive got other freshwater and marine tanks that demand my time. The filter is the Eden 501, rated flow is 300lph and ive added the glass inlet and outlet, mine has been OK but i very much doubt it pushes 300lph and needs cleaning fairly regular, its the only external i could find designed to sit at the same level as the tank and its only about 6 inches high so very small and unobtrusive.