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.”

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.

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.