Kind of hard to get the details in there.. I'm no photographer. Low tech setup, pretty much self maintaining. Have never had spikes of any kind even with deaths (most of which are cleaned up "in house"). Little bit about my setup..
Eco complete, fluorite, small gravel mix
All shelters and rocks homemade with slate, river rock and aquarium silicone.
Three pieces of mopani wood still leaching tannins after two years.
Coralife 4 way with two 65 watt 6700k and two actinic blue (for occasional looks at night only)
Cannister filter with wand and hob both rated for 70 gallon ea. Use only sponge, poly fil and ceramic bio
Use root tabs every four months or so.
Do 40-50 percent water changes every three weeks. Never vacuum gravel except an occasional hit directly under filter intakes.
Plants, too many to list all but a few are..
Five varieties of anubais
Red and green tiger lotus
Japanese Moss ball
Some of the inhabitants
Black neon tetras
Black skirts tetras
Glow light tetras
Albino neon tetras
Albino bn pleco
Four varieties of cory
Amano and cherry shrimp
A ton of Assassin snails
I don't use co2 or even excel unless there's an outbreak of some kind. Will dose with potassium occasionally if it looks like an algae bloom is forming.
That's about it.. Thanks for looking.
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