30 gallon, containing:
7 Gold Barbs
5 Albino Cories
2 Mystery Snails\
2 Swords over a foot long
1 smaller Sword
10 gallon sorority containing:
5 female Bettas, one in QT and two more on the way
1 VERY large pond snail I've dubbed "Brownie"
Anubias (has a direct source of light from some shifting in the Wisteria)
10 gallon containing:
2 male Bettas
Some pond snails
One baby Mystery Snail
1 Java Fern
1 Water Wisteria
1 mystery plant
Some Green Cabomba
I'm hoping to go get TONS more plants soon and put all of the swords in my 30 gallon or get rid of them, since when I got them the first time around I had NO clue how big they got. With the new ones in the 10 gallons I thought they were smaller than they actually were, haha! All the babies come off of a long dead one, and they've been growing a few months now.
55 Gallon:Crowley: Melanoid Axolotl; Mischa: Melanoid Axolotl; Achlys: Albino Axolotl; Eddard Stark: Leucistic Axolotl Furry Friends:Daisy and Holly: Dogs; Norman and August: Cats; Gilbert and Mordecai: Guinea Pigs
Thanks! Here are pictures with the plants tagged. I buy my plants from plantedaquariumscentral.com They are great, ship fast, and usually give something extra.
I hear you about the plants dying part. I've tried so many foreground plants such as dwarf baby tears, baby tears, dwarf four leave clover, etc... I like the staurogyne repens since it's so low maintenance. Explodes with CO2 and ferts, but can survive without. Low light is okay too.
Yep. I use DIY CO2. If you look on Amazon, you can get a diffuser for cheap. Building the system is fun project and it usually leads to good results. Here is the setup I have which I found to work the best for a 10 gallon. I wouldn't recommend the use of a check valve as mine collected yeast buildup which resulted in a very big explosive mess.
Based on my experiences, I've noticed that my plants melted/died for two reasons.
1) insufficient light. Some plants are very light demanding and cannot be shaded. I had plants die simply because something was growing above it. Also the spectrum of light may be of importance. I think 6500k is the range where plants grow the best.
2) insufficient nutrients. Nitrogen starvation can lead to plants dying rather fast. Its one of those important products they use to grow.