Hey so I'm putting together a 10 gallon low tech today but I just wanted to make sure I'm not missing anything because I have never really had a planted tank before....
Have you got a net ? Heater? Background (optional).Woodsman27 said:Hey so I'm putting together a 10 gallon low tech today but I just wanted to make sure I'm not missing anything because I have never really had a planted tank before....
Background! That's the thing I was forgetting! Omg thank you, I knew there was something... lol I have a net, and like kallililly1973 mentioned I don't use a heater because I'm in south florida.TimothyHartwick said:
Yep, got 'em!TimothyHartwick said:I see, how about tweezers or special scissors? For the planting.
Man what a good way to put it. This happened to me this week as I was putting together my 6 gallon fluval build. Such a good feeling to see that driftwood sunk haha!Woodsman27 said:The driftwood has landed
You may need a check value on the tubing in between the filter and pump so water can't run back into the pump during an power outage, or just raise the pump higher than the water levelWoodsman27 said:Background! That's the thing I was forgetting! Omg thank you, I knew there was something... lol I have a net, and like kallililly1973 mentioned I don't use a heater because I'm in south florida.
Dont worry I'll post pics!
Yep, got 'em!
Ok so... as it turns out I didnt waterlog my driftwood so I have that soaking in an old kitty litter bucket as of about 2 hours ago. I have cleaned the the tank and lid with 50% water and 50% white vinegar that I put in a spray bottle, then rinsed and dried with a microfiber towel. I setup the sponge filter, measuring all the air line and installed a check valve. Then I just put the dragon rock, (I think that's what it's called, I can't remember the actual name) where I would like it. I know I want at least one amazon sword, some red ludwigia, java fern, dwarf hair grass, and anubius... but I'll have to wait and see what the lfs has. I'll probably go tomorrow if the wood isn't floating still. We will see!
Sorry, this one is a little blurry...
So we'll see what this driftwood does over night but does anyone have any tips on placement? Like plants and driftwood? I ask because I'm better at making things symmetrical but when it comes to this I'm lost lol!
Thank you so much! so far they do seem happy, all swimming around and through the plants and wood lol they're really fun to watch, and my parents like them too!Nobote said:Ill second that...you did a nice job. Looks natural and like a place fish would be happy.