I would love to have your tank in my kitchen. Great job! How is the top-off only water change routine working, and do you think the 2213's flow is about right for this tank (i.e., any noticeable dead zones)?
The top off's only routine is going well so far. The water evaporates pretty quick so I end up adding more water at least once a week.
The 2213 seems to be just right for this tank. Initially I had the intake and output on the same side but it was creating some dead zones on the opposite end of the tank. I've since moved the input to the other side and now the flow is much better.
I also put one Amano in the tank a few days ago and so far he seems to be happy, all the fish seem to ignore him since he's about the same size as them. Hopefully I'll be able to add some more in the future
WOW that's an awesome looking low tech tank that doesn't look like the typical low tech, reminds me of something a whole lot better. amazing plants and scape you have there! I can't wait to see what the future holds for this tank, should be a great ride though! Keep it up, I wanna see more!
It's been a while since I posted updates. Here are some pictures of the tank now. These were taken just before a major trim.
I'm really happy with the way it turned out. The only regular maintenance I do on it is add water once a week and feed the fish every day. Once a month I remove any accumulated algae with my hands. Every 6 months the filters gets cleaned out.