This Journal will be a little unique in that I am thousands of miles from the actual tank in the journal. I am in the military and have been trying to setup a planted tank now for the last several years. Every time I get ready to pull the trigger and set up my dream tank I hear about an upcoming deployment or what not and everything gets put on hold. That just happened again in the last couple months but this time my awesome gf said that if I set her up a little one she would take care of it while I was gone with me sending instructions on what to do from out here.
So BAM! Finally I get to have a tank and a journal. Sort-of. Nevertheless, on to the tank!
I tried to make this a rather simple setup as she has zero experience in this but I may have gotten a little carried away. I set the tank up about a three weeks before I left so that makes it about a month and a half old now. Tanking it slow, no rush, and don't want to overwhelm her. She has about a 5-7 minute daily routine with it and that is about it.
I used an old scratched up 5.5g quarantine tank I had a decade ago for this.
Filtration is an eheim 2211.
Substrate is Eco-complete.
Light is a Clip-on with a 6500K twirly bulb in it.
Submerible heater from petco auto set to 76-78 degrees.
DIY CO2 in 20oz soda bottle with chopstick diffuser.
Anubias Nana 'petite'
Petsmart crypt in a bag. Weirdest crap ever.
1 Betta Splendens - Doubletail
7 Nannostomus marginatus - Dwarf Pencilfish
2 Ghost Shrimp
1 Batik Nerite
She sent the first pics a little over a week ago. I can see quite a bit of growth since I left. She has no idea I am posting these on a journal so pardon the picture quality, she isn't trying win any contests.