Ah, the intro.. Let me break it down:
- Reason: I'm starting a new tank and I want to photo journal it's journey into becoming awesome.
- What you'll find here: Success, Complications, Resolutions, and Pictures.
- Who I am: Just someone who got into Aquascaping!
Okay let me get into a bit more about that actually...
Once I won some goldfish at a school fair. Begged my parents to keep it. We got a bowl and a filter, and one of those little castle decorations. When we had to move, we gave them to our neighbors. Then in college I got a Betta since we were allowed to have fish. Lets be honest, I knew nothing about bettas and had it in a horrible not even half gallon thing... needless to say, I was a betta torturer/murderer. It died of course...
I started getting into going to aquariums. You get to see some cool things there. Most awesome thing seen? Sea Dragon. Those things are awesome.
Years later, a friend of mine got into aquascaping, showed me pictures of his tank and the plants. That's pretty cool I thought. Sadly, no funds were available for me to get into it. Then I got a job - a real job... a Co-worker got a betta for her desk. I originally considered getting a shrimp - or doing like an eco-sphere thing. Well, I ended up with a betta and a 1 gallon tank... I started doing a lot of research on bettas and aquariums and aquascaping and aquatic plants. Soon after I upgraded to a 3 gallon tank with more natural plants. (wanted a larger tank for more plants and something enclosed so that mishap with someone dumping a ton of fishfood into my tank and nearly killing my fish would not happen.)
When some things changed in my life, I needed to take the tank home, were I have cats.. cats and acrylic tanks are not a good combination.. So I decided to upgrade to a glass tank. And thus I purchased the Fluval Flora Aquarium Kit.