This is my lovely 8 day old 100L aquarium - my first attempt at a planted tank! I am extremely pleased with the result.
I had an order for a carpeting plant (Eleocharis sp. 'Mini'), which was due to arrive on the day that I started my aquarium, but it has been persistently delayed. Also with this order are some long plants that I mean to cover the filter with, and Tropica fertiliser (which I won't use for a few weeks anyway.)
I meant to start this aquarium several months ago, however the wood that I bought would not sink for many weeks, and by the time that it did my holiday had ended.
There are 3 amano shrimps being their usual busy selves keeping the place clean, and (for cycling purposes) I have seven lampeyes doing well. In addition, there are three assassin snails in there (and I have seen no pest snails yet!)
For those of you who are bound to ask, it is a very low light aquarium (just a single T5 16w tube) and I am injecting 2ml of liquid carbon every day. From what I have read, this is extremely low light conditions for a 100L tank, but I have been taking a photo every day and the plants are definitely growing fine.
Any thoughts, comments or questions would be much appreciated