Today, my order of the LED light fixture arrived. I got the Aqueon LED Modular light fixture. It’s not that bright, even with all three LED lamps installed, but I like that the LEDs are replaceable in case something burns out. Yes – I’ve had LED bulbs burn out (in less than a year too; made in China of course).
I placed an order of aquatic plants from extraplants.com and it should arrive tomorrow or Saturday. Here’s what’s coming:
- Vallisneria spiralis ‘Leopard’
- Ludwigia repens
- Rotala rotundifolia
- Bacopa caroliniana
- Cryptocoryne wendtii ‘Green’
- Hydrocotyle leucocephala (Brazilian Pennywort)
- Amazon Sword
- Lace Java Fern (Windelov’s Fern)
- Hygrophila difformis
- Java moss
- Hemianthus callitrichoides ”Cuba”
- Marimo ball
Gosh it didn’t seem like a lot at the time, but now typing it all out, it seems like a lot.
Except for the HC Cuba, they’re all supposed to be easy to grow; good for beginners and aren’t too demanding with the light. I’m partly counting on the fact that the tank is by a window for extra light and partly counting on the durability of these plants to “grow like weeds” even under moderate conditions.
This weekend I plan to add the plants and then start cycling the tank.
- 6 Sterbai Corydoras
- 10(?) Red cherry shrimp
- 2 German Blue Rams (maybe)