I recently got a 2.3 gallon with some fun dimensions. It's about 18" long by 7" tall.
So far it has some dwarf hairgrass and micro sword in there.
Filtration: Hagen Elite Underwater Filter. Lighting: Two 10w 6500k CFLs. Substrate: Flourite Black Sand. Supplements: Flourish Comprehensive using a syringe for dosing. Flourish Excel sparingly. Paintball CO2 with the Aquatek Regulator.
Still pretty cloudy from initial set-up, but here is a picture so far...
01/13/13 Tank Update:
Last edited by neodoxa; 01-14-2013 at 03:57 AM.
Reason: Updated tank picture.
My ammonia and nitrites are very high, so hopefully this underwater filter can finish the cycling soon.
Here are some updated pictures of the tank...
I've been watching the dwarf hairgrass closely because I have no idea if 2 10W CFLs are enough light or too much light when they're only about 6 inches above the plants. It seems to be staying green so far... same with the micro sword.
A bit about the tank maintenance so far:
Dosing 0.3mL of Excel every 36 hours or so.
Dosing 0.3mL of Flourish Comprehensive 1-2 times per week.
Added two root tabs that I had laying around from a previous tank.
About the filter:
I cut the sponge in the Hagen Elite filter in half, and put a bag of activated carbon and a bag of bio-media in its place. I took an undyed pantyhose and cut it up to form the bags. Seems to work pretty well so far.
Last edited by neodoxa; 01-04-2013 at 05:13 AM.
Reason: Added something about the filter.
The dwarf hairgrass has been shooting out runners like crazy!
The micro sword has been doing well, too. I added some more of it to the left side of the tank.
I also got an Aquatek Paintball CO2 regulator and set up my CO2 a couple days ago. The plants seem to love it so far! It might just be in my head, but the tank looks a lot greener now in person than it did two weeks ago.
This is my first time using CO2... I love the way the hairgrass sends off tons of tiny bubbles to the surface during the day. It looks so cool.
Thanks for reading! I'll be updating again soon!
Last edited by neodoxa; 01-14-2013 at 02:57 AM.
Reason: Added picture.