So after setting up my 29g to hold my vast variety of fish I decided to attempt aquascaping on my 10g. The initial attempt was kind of a fail. Nothing like James Findley's, but I wasn't going to let that discourage me. I just watched other people's video's and started hearing about specific plants being easier and more appealing and fast vs slow growth. Now when I heard about dirt tanks I assumed they were talking about substrate like flourite, little did I know they meant actual dirt! As in potting soil that you would use on normal plants. That blew my mind, but it was too late to mess with dirt since I already committed to the flourite and sand.
I will edit this blog with a list of what I had to start I only recognize dwarf hairgrass and java fern.
I went on ebay to look into getting some cherry shrimp. I ended up with 4 blue shrimp, 2 blue snails and a variety of plants.
5 salvinia which he threw in a lot more
bronze crypt wendetti
and he threw in lots of frogbit and another plant I need to find the name to.
Shout out to dxauctions on ebay for really hooking me up with my own personal request package and everything came alive, healthy, and in good time.
Now it was time to replant along with the driftwood I originally had, but it was leeching way to much tannin in the tank! The end result is what you see in my pics. I ended up ordering my cherry shrimp through my local pet store. I also decided to put the cory back in the planted tank and he kicked up all the settled debris which I suppose is good, but the water needed a serious change afterwards!
I am using polyester to polish the water and it is working pretty well so hint to those who don't know about it yet. I also just added an emerald cory so we shall see how he likes the new home.
Thanks for reading and don't be afraid to talk to me I could use the pointers as well as ideas!
De'Shawn R. Wilson