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Tank is filled up and running. Dresser wasn't flat so I put some 1/8 inch cork sheet between, the tank is still settling into ...
Tank is filled up and running. Dresser wasn't flat so I put some 1/8 inch cork sheet between, the tank is still settling into that. I'm only running polyfill in the filter for now, media bags for the bio media should be here on thursday. Plants should be here on friday. Got the CO2 all setup, reactor works so well, it's very close to 100% diffusion. Unfortunately, my regulator is a bit old, and the solenoid stuck open after a few switches. I'm gonna take it apart and clean it up, if that doesn't do it I'll have to contact the supplier for a replacement. Just a few pictures of the tank, I'll put up more when the plants get here. Old Iphone camera doesn't show the light well.
Got my plants in the mail yesterday! Ended up buying:
Anubias barteri var. nana
Echinodorus angustifolia Vesuvius
Hygrophila corymbosa stricta
Also bought Fissidens fontanus but that's not here yet.
Tried hot gluing the driftwood to rocks to hold it down but that didn't work, so I just super glued it. Works great. Tucked the anubias into the wood and got that whole thing positioned in the tank. Then I planted everything else, took a few hours. Most of the plants were in great condition. Was a little disappointed with how the stargrass was shipped, it seemed pretty pretty dry and bruised. They did send me 4 bunches though instead of the three that I ordered. Blyxa was a bit melty too, Oh well.
Looking really good! I've been following along, lurking and waiting for this.
The stocking list is good. I'd feel comfortable doing that in a 10 gallon. You have more surface area (not sure how much since I have to go find the tank dimensions again) so I think you can increase it some as well.
So heres my plan now. Early this week, if params are ok, I'm gonna pick up a few otos. Then I need to finish mounting the light, and attach the fissidens. If everything is still going smoothly then I'll go ahead and order some shrimp. Not sure yet which species I want, might try crystal reds, maybe high grade cherries. Anyone have a favorite color variation? I think after the shrimp I'm just going to leave it alone for a few months and let the plants grown in and the shrimp colonize. When I'm happy with it I'll order a bunch of corydorus habrosus. After that, if I feel like I have space I'll go ahead and pick up some ember tetras.