Today I bought the substrate for the tank. Because I can no longer get eco-complete locally I went with CaribSea Flora Max. I like the look but I'm not sure how it stands up against EC or Flourite. Will be ordering plants soon, hopefully tomorrow or the next day.
The directions said that the substrate didn't need to be rinsed... boy where they wrong! Right now I have the sponge filter from my grow out tank in there because I forgot to pick up the air pump and air tubing today ::headdesk:: Once it clears I'll put the actual filters in there and get them running. I also still need to get the ammonia to do the fishless cycle.
Now for pics..
Glued in the dividers last week
As you can see I can't do any more work with it tonight. It's completely dark. I put the clearing agent that came with the substrate in but honestly I think the only thing that is going to clear this up is lots of water changes and aeration.
I'm going to paint the background black. I'm searching right now to see what type of paint is appropriate.
Here is a list of possible plants I'm considering. I won't be getting all of them
Java fern windelov x2
Anubias petite x1
cryptocoryne nevillii x1
marimo balls (cladophora aegagrophila) x2??
java fern x3
Echinodorus Parviflorus Tropica x2??
brazilian pennywort x1 bunch
African Water Fern (Bolbitis heudelotii)