Just wanted to show-off my 28 gallon's transformation.
It's my favorite tank at the moment. I've got 4 other NPT's at the moment along with a 10 that I'm about to switch over from bare-bottom to NPT. Then eventually whenever I figure things out on if I'm moving soon and where I can put it, I'll be doing a 50 gallon NPT thanks to Skyewillow :)
Anyways, heres some pics!
When I first really got into the idea of doing a planted tank October 2012
When I started the specs on the tank were:
2 tetra 10 gallon filters (was working on buying the new one thats running right now)
aqueon single tube t-8 flourescent. 18w 6500k bulb
tetra 100w submersible heater
Flora in this pic: 2 amazon sword, anarchis, bacopa monierri, rotala indica, marimo moss, anubias nana petit, banana plant, and java fern (probably more that I'm forgetting)
December 2012, when I finally got a hardscape going.
Finally got a pretty decent plant package in, it helped fill up my tank quite a bit more February/March 2013
The day I changed out the clown puke susbtrate over to NPT style.
It was really dirty then but it's the only pic of have from that time/day
After adding co2 to the tank and having it running for about 2 weeks, here is the result so far:
Tank Specs Now:
Finnex Ray2 6500k LED's with high par (can get more specs on it if asked)
Paintball co2 injection, UP Aqua Regulator, Aquatek paintball adaptor, aquatek bubble counter, UP Aqua drop checker, Aquatek co2 diffuser
Flourish Comp. dosed 2x/week -- looking into getting PPS pro dry ferts package
As of today this is my stocking::
Flora: Baby tears, myrio mattengrossense (sp), vallisneria tape + jungel, ludwigia repens + ovalis, bacopa carolina + monnieri + australis, rotala magenta, telanthera, amazon sword, dwarf saggitaria, mayaca fluviatilis, hygrophilia polysperma regular + sunset, java fern, apongenton, dwarf chain sword I think (something grassy with runners), guppy grass, crypt balansae + wendtii + parva + petchii, water wisteria, brazilian pennywort, and I think that's it.
Fauna: 5 female betta, 6 GBR (hoping to get a pair before I seperate and rehome), 2 green dragon BNP, 2 albino BNP, 2 ADF, 4 tiger endlers, and 4 peppered cories. (yes, I know it's overstocked. working on thinning things out quite a bit ATM, no worries! everything tests good)
I will probably update pictures on this tank here every few weeks so that I can get a sense of what's growing well and what's not, what needs more nutrients, etc.
thanks for looking!! any questions, comments, suggestions, constructive critisicm, etc. is welcome!