Plants added and removed.

I had to remove the broad leaf Ludwigia as it was dieing off and I’m not sure why.  The algae I am fighting seemed to favor the leaves even with a limited light schedule and this was before I added CO2.  I have since added Blyxa and a more narrow leaf Ludwigia and both seem to be doing better.  I have a problem with trumpet snails uprooting the Blyxa so getting them established is being an issue. Continue reading “Plants added and removed.”

Adding Celestial Pearl Danios and Shrimp

Once the tank fully cycled, I slowly added CPD and RCS to the tank, a few at a time. I had to remove the broad leaf Ludwigia as it was dieing off and I’m not sure why. The algae I am fighting seemed to favor the leaves even with a limited light schedule and this was before I added CO2. I have since added Blyxa and a more narrow leaf Ludwigia and both seem to be doing better. I have a problem with trumpet snails uprooting the Blyxa so getting them established is being an issue.

I upgraded my light to a Finnex Planted+ 24/7 but have it on a timer as 24/7 mode seems to help the algae grow. With that I added a GLA regulator and CO2 to run on the same timer as the lights and so far it looks to be working well. The Java Moss is expanding rapidly as well as the Dwarf Sagittaria.

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Starting out with a 10 dollar tank…

It was an impulse buy and I had an empty tank and also maybe a 55 gallon too because why just one?  They both sat there while I purchased rocks and driftwood for the 55 gallon but as that was going to be the “expensive” tank maybe I could start this “cheap” small one. Get guaranteed-approval-bad-credit-payday-lenders/”>guaranteed approval.

Yes there are dirty dishes in the sink behind my tank, chores were paused so that I could put sand, barrie modern cleaners, rocks and driftwood into this tank.  Heck, I had to run to Petco to get the “hang on the back” filter and I didn’t even have a light.