The goal of this scape was to keep the overall maintenance as easy as possible -- one, because I'm lazy and two, I wanted to let the plants do their own thing. I started off with relatively easy plants to grow, especially with C02. I had wanted to try and carpet Staurogyne repens on one side and Dwarf Hairgrass on the other, but the DHG ended up getting pulled out as it started to take over the entire tank. Xingu and Amazon Swords made up most of the background with some Lagenandra meeboldii 'Red' and Anubias nana petite and Anubias pangolino placed in randomly. The red plants in the back are a combo of Rotala sp. "Colorata" and Ludwigia sp. "Super Red Mini." It's currently stocked with Chili Rasboras, Ember Tetras, Cherry Shrimp, a Lemon Drop Pleco, Otocinclus and Nerite snails.
- On: 9:30am
- Off: 4:30pm
- On: 9am
- Off: 4pm
- BPS: 1
- Lily Pipe
- tank /
- shrimp /
SHRIMP GONE WILD
Interesting day. All the shrimp in my tank decided to have a party and were frantically swimming throughout the tank. This lasted for over 8 hours. ......
Finally really happy with tank and balance. Algae is completely gone and no signs of it coming back. Still doing 3x 30% water changes. ......
Tank is starting to come into it's own. Algae only left on some of the wood. I let the Stauro grow a bit wild to make sure it took out the algae. S ......
CO2 and fert balance beginning to be restored. Stauro finally starting to overcome the algae with new growth. A couple more weeks to go. ......
Cladophora algae strikes... :( It’s taken it’s toll on the Stauro, completely coating it's leaves. I moved to 3x 30% weekly water changes (Thank ......
Ludwigia sp. "Super Red Mini" added to back left corner. Stauro beginning to fill in on the right now. Some green algae appearing now. I didn't hav ......
I grew tired of the Dwarf Hairgrass, so I removed it and added more Stauro to carpet the entire foreground. The DHG looked cool, but required to be a ......
More Chili Rasboras and Ember Tetras added with more Cherry Shrimp, Ottos and Horned Nerites. Slowly removing the Salvinia Minima as all the fish get ......
Added Chili Rasboras, some shrimp and Salvinia Minima to provide some cover for the fish. Dealing with some plant melt, but looks like they are showin ......
DAY 3 - Added more plants ......
Day 1 set up on my UNS 45U. Ultum Nature Systems 45U (Amazon), Twinstar Light (Buceplant), SunSun HW-602B Canister Filter (Ebay), ADA Soil (LFS), Lil ......
- Aqua Design Amano - Substrate
- Aqua Soil-Amazonia
- Ludwigia Natas Super Red
- Anubias Nana Pangolino
- Anubias Nana Petitie
- Lagenandra Meeboldii ‘Red’
- Echinodorus Xinguensis
- Staurogyne Repens
- Red Cherry and Sakura
- Tropica - Fertilizer
- Plant Growth Specialised
- Twinstar - 450e
- SunSun - HW-602
- Ultum Nature Systems - 45u