Split in the stone with HC and HM
- Fluval Spec III
- 2x Fluval 13W mini PC light
- Self-collected granite
- 10 lbs Tahitian Moon Sand
- 10 lbs pressurized CO2
- Milwaukee pH controller
- H. callitrichoides
- H. Micranthemoides
- H. Corymbosa "Angustifolia"
After a long hiatus from the hobby, real-life has allowed me to have time and room for this desktop nano. I had all the CO2 equipment, so I bought a Spec III to put it in — I like overkill sometimes.
A few notes:
- The stones are inert. Not fancy Japanese inert stones, but I like them.
- The water is stained because it came from my other tank which is soaking some cypress. A few water changes should fix that, but I wanted cycled water and that's what I had.
- The sand is deep. After the HC takes I'll probably drop a couple trumpet snails in, and I'll probably regret it. But I'm going to do it anyway.
- Yes that's a lot of light. In fact, I kept the LED that came with the Spec in place as well.
My water is about 11 degress KH, and I'm going to run 35ppm CO2 24/7 with the controller to put the pH at about 7. Will dose EI (if it ain't broke ...)
I'll probably pull the hygro once things get settled and fill that area with b. japonica, or maybe something red. Besides the trumpet snails that I'm sure are a really
bad idea, I'll either just collect some freshwater scuds to keep any algae in check, or over time drop the KH and CO2 down a bit and add some cherry shrimp. Ask me again in a month or so.
I enjoyed reading everyone's posts and seeing their pictures during the past few years, so I wanted to contribute now that I can.
I'll update regularly as things either take off, or crash and burn. Either way I'm going to have fun with it