ok so in this post i am going to keep everyone updated (every couple days) on my planted tank and u can see how it evolves (pics weekly). i created this one post so i dont have to make hundreds of posts. ok so here is the first week of the setup.
ok so from the top.
i started off with this tank. pretty plain and boring DSC02738.jpg
soon after (not to soon) i added this little friend, a spotted sailfin pleco about 1 in long. DSC02768.jpg
i then decided i didnt like how tall that tank was. there was also a heater malfunction which made the water temp 100F. (only for 1 hr or so) the pleco and plants made it but that condributed to me changing to this tank.the tank is 10 galons. DSC02770.jpg
this is the heater. 12watts $19.99 from lfs (not so local as ive said a few times) DSC02771.jpg
this is the bulb that i already had in the grage(how do u spell that word?). if u cant read it it says 6700k 65watts. to much? DSC02772.jpg
this is the filterr i got. penguin 100Biowheel filter from lfs $29.99. this is rated for 20 gal so its a little over. i ordered a penguin 150Biowheel and it comes tommorrow. ill just use it for my big tank. DSC02773.jpg
ok so here are my plants this one is a baby tears on driftwood. $16.00 from aquariumplants.com I HATE THIS WEBSITE. i ordered like 4 plants and they are tiny and horible looking i do not recomend it at all! as u can see in my other pics they look awful. they have been in my tank for a week or so and i can already see them getting better so this is what it looks like after it got better. this and the petite nana are the only ones i was satisfied with. but they are REALLY small..... DSC02775.jpg
this is what i was talking about when i said bad.... this is how it looks now. it was miserable when it came it didnt have any green in it. this is dwarf 4 leaf clover. not the best picture but u know plants they are hard to capture when they swim away. (joke...) is there any way i can help this grow? DSC02777.jpg
this is my petite nana and i am decently satisfied of the condition but not its size. its the size of my pinkie. oh well. some ppl say they need there roots visible? do they and also how can i do tht withough taking out the rock cause its almost imposible to take it out. DSC02779.jpg
this is dwarf onion plant. i bought it at my not so local lfs. it lookes good but it bends at the top because my tank isnt tall enough. do i just clip it off at the top? DSC02780.jpg
ok so for animals in my tank i have 5 ghost shrimp from my lfs. there are 2 of them in this picture, one is in the plant and one is just to the right of it DSC02783.jpg
i also have 4 rummy nose tetras. i love these fish and plan on getting 3 more cause i am obsesed with odd numberes for some reason. DSC02785.jpg
ok so there is everything and please answer all my questions if u can. also my pleco has been taking really long poops all day and turned slighly pale (very slightly) should i be worried or is he just getting acustomed to his new home. ok the other plant that i ordered was so bad that i had to through out more than half of it. that is why i didnt take a picture, it is a contortion val. oh and also when i got my shrimp i asked for 2 snails so i got some tiny snail (not babies, the ones that they gave me) i got them for free :) dont tell me to take them out becuase if they mate i will regulate their babies and they are so cool to watch. wow longest post ive ever written. almost took me 45min lol.