I thought I would finally start a journal on here, I will be documenting 4 seperate tanks in this 1 journal rather then doing 4 seperate journals, I'll have enough trouble remembering to update this one never mind 4 of them So to start with is my largest tank which I've named 'Cory alley' because of the little pathways I've made around the back of the tank for them to weave in and out of. I had a lot of trouble with the larger corys knocking over some of the plants because I had planted them rather sporadically wheras now they have set paths going from 1 cave to under bogwood to around the back of more wood and so on. So the shy ones can get from hiding place to hiding place clearly without having to dodge several plants or as was the case knock over most of the plants. Tank - Plain glass tank, non branded(second hand, looks very old)- 39" x 14" x 16" - approx 130Litres Lighting - 2 x 28 W T5 unit with built in reflectors, wrong bulbs at the moment, one is blue the other is 12,000K, again second hand unit which must have been used on a mraine setup, I will be changing the bulbs soon but so far plant growth has been fine. Lighting period 9 hours. Filtration - Aqua pro 2, 800L/hr. Dosing - Tropica plant nutrition + CO2 - 2 x Nutrafin cannisters & Flourish Excel Plants; Straight Vallis Twisted Vallis 3 x Unknown Swords Java Fern A little Saggittaria Egeria(will probably remove this evetually) Lots of Hygro polysperma Fish / inverts 5 Corydoras Melanotaenia(beautiful golden corys, highly recommend them) 5 Corydoras Aeneus 7 Otocinclus 6 White cloud mountian minnows(+ 1 WCMM fry) Plenty of Malaysian trumpet snails This is the tank before I started; Then when I'd removed all of the plants and started planting the vallis as well as moving the bogwood to the left; Plants all back in, well the ones I'm using anyway as well as the addition of a large sword & some wood out of one of my other tanks; And with a black background; now I'm just waiting for some wood & hygro to turn up in the post so i can fill it out, I'm expecting the wood today but the plants I probably won't get until next wed / thurs. The next tank is my goldfish tank, I haven't started on this one at all and I don't really know what I want to do with it yet, I'm going to do the others first and then see what plants I have left over and take it from there. Tank - Hasn't got a name on it but I'm assuming it is some sort of brand as it came with a nice looking hood & cabinet, I think maybe it's an old fluval tank or something. 32" x 14" x 16" - approx 105Litres, guess I was slightly off with the 30G after adding sand etc the PFK volume calculator says it's 28G oh well close enough Lighting - 2 x 20W built in lighting. Filtration - Fluval 305 Dosing - Tropica plant nutrition +(half dose as the goldies are high waste producers) CO2 - Just Flourish Excel Plants; - I can't remember them all off hand it's a bit of a jungle in there, once I've re-scaped I'll give a list. Fish / inverts 2 x fancy goldfish Half a dozen Malaysian trumpet snails 16G(I thought it was 18 but after checking, it's not, silly me!) next, this has yet to be scaped as well but I do have a plan, fairly similar to the setup in the 35G but in a smaller space. Tank - Clearseal tank 24" x 12" x 15" - approx 60 Litres Lighting - 1 x 18W arcadia 'freshwater' bulb. Filtration - 2 x fluval + at the moment,I'm waiting on a Tetratex Ex600 to be delivered for this. Dosing - Tropica plant nutrition + CO2 - Just Flourish Excel Plants; - Hygro siamensis Egeria Straight vallis Swords Saggittaria Bacopa monniera Hygro polysperma(to be added) Fish / inverts 6 Corydoras Panda 5 Corydoras Trilineatus 10 amano shrimp 5 or 6 Malaysian trumpet snails 5G shrimp tank, this is the tank that set me off re-doing all of the tanks, I'm not at all happy with the tank so decided to get some mini landscape rocks for it and then decided to get some stuff for the other tanks. Tank - No idea, again secondhand, I got it free with the 35G, it has a sticker on the back with the words Moby blahblahblahblah Lighting - 1 x 8W built in bulb. Filtration - Stingray elite 5, I hate this filter, it's big, it's ugly but it does the job so it'll have to stay until I get a cosmetically better one. Dosing - Tropica plant nutrition + CO2 - Flourish Excel Plants; - Lots of Java Alot of diferent plants in here but I think once I re-scape I'll just have java fern, just have to wait and see Fish / inverts A dozen cherry shrimp & malaysian trumpet snails So that's the tanks, I'm expecting my delivery from Aqua Essentials today so I shall be re-scaping the 5G but the others will have to wait until I get the plants next week so watch this space!