Thanks any help is super greatly appreciated! I feed the otos zuchini overnight everyother day so I think theyre okay. As far as ferts go im dosing Seachem Flourish Excel if thats even considered a fert? But the filter is fairly old so I dont blame you! Marineland doesnt even make the 170 anymore.
I'm not really sure if that's considered a fert to more experienced hobbyists or not. I wouldn't think so but in a way it kinda is.
I would think your plants would benefit from macros and micros with the light and the CO2 that you have. Especially once you add the DIY CO2.
I also agree that your tank needs more plants. But it still looks really good so far. And I don't know much about that many plants so I don't really have any suggestions for foreground plants, either. I do know that c. parva stays small.. if that helps.
Thanks mommabear for the help! But what are macros and micros? Are they a type of fert? Also got this picture of my oto munchin on some cucumber, the first time ive seen him eat it while the lights were on.
Please mind the fish poop on the cucumber, gotta have a serious talk with my tetras!
Oh I see will do some reasearch as to which ferts to buy that contains those. And thanks for the help! I like dwarf sag by looking at some picture and from what I have read it is somewhat undemanding. I think Ill go with it!
Will- Thanks for the ID! Even if it is the one grown out of water will ot be fine?
Mommabear- Thanks! I looked at the green leaf aquarium mix and then at the aquariumfertilizer.com mix, seems to be the same. Is one better than the other?
Edit: i forgot to add these pictures of the plants and a unwanted guest!
Any idea of what this is? Its been in my tank since I put the plants in, at first it was really small so I thought it was a shrimp but clearly not a shrimp. Seems more like a aquatic insect of some sort.
Its on the first leaf from the bottom right.
Also the plants seem to be growing some roots to the substate so I guess theyre growing well
On the bottom picture you can see the little insect thing going down the stem.
Love that picture! Is that how they actually reproduce? And yeah he/she twiches them whenever he/she swims its pretty neat. I was doing some research on it and thank god it wasnt a dragonfly larvae those can be pretty mean!
Your tank is really coming along great xD as the other people said. As for plants, you should get a couple of Creeping Charlies for midground plants. They have pretty bunched up leaves that also have a minty smell if they're "happy", as to speak.
How do you even put plants in a 29 gallon without falling in?!