This is my 4 months old planted tank.
It was started in June.
Size: 33 gallon (36x18x12)
Substrate: ADA Amozonia II, pool filter sand mixed with silica sand
Rock: Dragon stone
CO2: 10 LB Milwaukee, 3-4 bubbles per second, atomizer, airstone on for 14 hours at night after light out
Light: 3 x 39 W T5HO plus LED moon light. (1 x 39W @ 3 hours, 3 x 39W @ 3 hours, 2 x 39W @ 4 hours, LED moonlight @ 14 hours)
Filter: Eheim professional II 2026 (foams, bio balls, purigen, polishing pad)
Fish: wild dwarf golden pencil fish, cardinal tetra, oto
Plants: Echinodorus tenellus mixed with Eleocharis sp. 'mini', B. Japonica, Rotala macradra (green), Lindernia rotundifolia, Alternanthera reineckii 'Purple', Pogostemon erectus, Ludwigia arcuata, Microsorum pteropus
Parameters: Temperature at 78 F, pH at 6.8, KH at 3, GH at 3
Dosing: N, P, K, Micro, Iron, equilibrium.
Water change: daily 15% water change (before dosing in the morning, the ferts were then mixed with new water and dosed), weekly 50% water change