JANUARY 9, 2010
So after much help from Byron, Angel and WisFish....I've decided to enter the realm on live planted tanks....this weekend was the first steps towards achieving that goal...I plan on keeping this post running and keeping it updated as I continue my adventure....
I was advised to switch out my stark white gravel.....here is a before shot:
After much research, I wound up @ Lowes and picked up a shop light for $12.99, my main concern is that the bulbs will sit directly on the glass lids...
so I built a 'riser' for the light to sit on and keep it off the glass, and painted it black....
So after about 4 hours worth of work...here's the final product:
I'm obsessed with the new look!!!!
I think it really adds a much much more natural look, espically once some live plants come into play
oh, and this is sparky the diamond tetra!!
I kept all the old fake plants until i can get back to the LFS to pick up my plants after I decide which ones I want. After sitting back and looking at it some more...i've decided i'm not crazy about the orange rock and that one red plant, but I got nothing else to do with them until I get new plants which is in there right now...I'm keeping my eye out for a piece of driftwood....thats about all for now.....Thanks for checking it out!
Any and all advice is welcome!!!