So I've been here for a little while, got some advice from a few VERY knowledgable people!!! You know who you are, thank you very much!
I had to do a little landscaping today because PetCo sells non-aquatic plants as ... well, aquatic plants.
I unfortunately do NOT remember the names of the new plants I bought, but I'm sure some of you will be able to id them. I have three angelfish, one silver with black stripes (about quarter size? maybe 50 cents now haha), and 2 fully black smaller angels (a bit smaller). I also have 4 red wag platys that have been with me since the beginning. The angels have been with me for about 3 weeks now. The plants are all new except one of the bananas which I had for about 2 weeks, and is sprouting another leaf 8)
The only fake plant is the really big one in the right corner.
I performed a 5 gal water change yesterday and replaced the filter pad. As of a few minutes ago my ammonia is 0, nitrite is 0, ph is 7.2 (or 7.1) and nitrate is ~10.
I have one 17w 24" All Glass T8 8000k , and one 24" eclipse natural daylight (18w?) flourecent in my Eclipse 3 hood. I use nurtafin plant gro once a week as directed on the bottle.
My fish eat frozen blood worms, frozen bb shrimp, and 2 varieties of flakes. I feed them once a day (sometimes twice
), sparingly. I think I read that small angels need to eat twice?
Heres a little crappy video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1Wrhngei54
And some photos: http://www.nycaltimas.com/other/fish/1 http://www.nycaltimas.com/other/fish/2 http://www.nycaltimas.com/other/fish/3 http://www.nycaltimas.com/other/fish/4
(they came out too big when embedded here!)
I'm open to all criticism