Here an old pic of my planted tank..
it looks similar now, but even more filled in with plants.
(I will take some new pics!)
Its a 28 gallon "bow front" tank.
Its a little thinned out in this photo, because I had just done a major tank reorganization.
here is my old aquarium webpage..
hasnt been updated in ages.
because its on geocities, and geocities sucks, if more than 3 people look at that page this afternoon, geocities will lock it for "exeeding bandwidth"..so if the page is dead, just try back later!
when I say "a LOT of plants" im thinking of this:
(these are just random pics from the internet.)
something like this will *not* work..
because a tiny amount of plants still need the same amount of light as tank stuffed with plants..
but a tiny amount of plants cant out-compete the algae, so the algae will explode..
a planted tank is pretty much an "all or nothing" undertaking..
you cant do it on a small scale and expect it to work..
If you are really into planted aquariums, you have to get at least one of the "Nature Aquarium World" books by Takashi Amano..he is the GOD of planted aquaria! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
Takashi Amano Pics
I played around with the whole Co2 thing, made a yeast colony in a 2-liter bottle to produce Co2..IMO it wasnt worth the effort and I gave it up..the plants still do fine without it..