To Inject or Not To Inject
Update: 2 weeks after fill.
Almost all the plants in this tank are starting to grow. They are growing very very slowly... I know I should be more patient but I am starting to think I should inject co2.
I will wait for awhile because I got a lot of other things going on right now and don't really have time to monitor co2, but I am thinking some co2 will be a good idea in the future.
Currently, many of the plants look shabby. The java fern has tons of holes in it from the previous owner. Potassium deficiency? Anyways, its going to take a long time for that plant to recover without co2. Some of the crypts have melted completely or part way, but all of the crypt have new shoots starting. The moss, vals, annubias, and sag all looks the same.
When I signed up for LOW TECH, I was really signing up for SLOW MOTION! hahaha, but really its a good thing because I don't have time to be tinkering to much with the tank right now. I can watch everything grow in slow motion and plus if an algae bloom hits I will be able to control it much more effective.
There are several variety of snails in this tank. I'm not sure what they all are but probably pond snails and of course ramhorns.
Possible Future Inmates:
Cestial Pearl Danios
White Cloud Mountain Minnows
Not listed in any particular order, I have been researching these fish to figure out what is going to be the best fit. In the end, once the tank has established itself and proven to be stable, then I will test water parameters and pick fish accordingly.