- So I have made a decision to grow live aquatic plants in my 30 Gal. tank. That is indeed a great decision for two reasons...
+ The beauty that live plants provide...
+ And the improved health of an aquarium that the live plants provide with proper care.
- Not only I find that my aquarium takes on a more natural look, but I also find that my fish behave in a more natural manner. At this point I am going to assume that I already have the basics on keeping tropical fish and are adapt to the basics of maintaining an aquarium. What I intend to do here is fill in the blanks to give myself the best start to growing beautiful plants for that aquarium.
- My theme is from a dead bonsai, tried to create what I have lost. I used Flame moss for the Tree top; Baby tears and Hair-grass for the foreground; Cryte, Blyxa, Vals for the back and java moss around the driftwood.
Aquarium: 36"x14"x14" - 30Gal.
Lighting: NA Lamp 96W, turned on 10 hours per day
Filter: Rena X3
Substrate: Aqua Soil, Black Beauty Sand.
CO2: Glass diffuser, 3 bubbles per second.
Water change: 1/3 once a week
Water quality: Temperature: 75°F; pH: 6.5; TH: 20 mg/l, NO2: < 0.02 mg/l; NO3: < 1mg/l; COD: 4mg/l
- Day one - Feb 8th, 2010
+ Cloudy, I do water change every other day.