Here are some photos of my first go at planted tanks. They're not NPTs, just regular planted tanks. My boyfriend and I were planning to set up one per day this long weekend, but ended up doing them all yesterday! Yay! Well, when I say we... I mean he steered clear of me in my "work-face" mode and lent a hand when I needed one. I swear, I really did want to work together, but apparently I get stuff done better and quicker alooooone...
All of them are 3.9 gallons, two are inhabited (attempting fish-in cycles with the sponge filters) and one is uninhabited until a Thai import gets here (giving fishless cycling a go in the meantime). A list of all the plants that are in the tanks:
- Various anubias
- Willow moss
- Java fern
- Water sprite
- Crypt. wendtii
Substrate is black quartz gravel, and it's the first gravel that I really like the look of, yay! The lighting is LED lamps I bought from eBay. I'm really not sure of the colour temperature, so I'm looking to upgrade to 6500k as soon as I can afford it. But yes! Without further ado, here's some photos:
Feyd's tank, front view:
Weehawk's tank, front view:
The two tanks where they live on my dresser:
The currently uninhabited tank:
Bit of a closeup:
And because I can, Weehawk being a cutiepie derpy thing:
Unfortunately Falkor doesn't get a planted tank, because of his chronic tail-biting and apparent liking for tiny tanks (he seems so much happier since I moved him into the 2 gallon hospital tank, so I decided to keep him in there, and we've decided to do that tank up all artificial and outlandish, so it can be interesting but still safe to medicate if we need to do so again. Will probably photodump when that's done in Falkor's photo threat, haha.