I'm always on the move between Richmond and Virginia Beach since I'm attending college at the moment. During the summer of my freshman year, I decided to restart my 30 gallon back at home in Virginia Beach. This was where I ended up looking up aquascaping by accident. I suddenly became addicted, wanting to make a tank like that at first. So this was my first tank that I've put a lot of work into.
De-rimmed 10 gallon tank. I actually looked up how to derim a regular tank and it was really annoying to work on in the first place.
18" Finnex Ray2 7000k LED
Paintball CO2 with regular co2 diffuser
ZooMed 501 Canister Filter
Eco-complete substrate topped with aquasoil. I had aquasoil from another tank and decided to use that to top my eco-complete
Rotala sp. Green
Narrow Leaf Java Fern
Hydrocotyle Sp. Japan
6x Gertrudae Rainbows
4x Celestial Pearl Danios
1x Peacock Gudgeon
Several amano shrimp
A couple of cherry shrimp
1x Checkerboard Cichlid
I might have a lot of fish in the tank and I've been trying to lower the amount that I have in the tank. I do a 25-30% water change once a week with water from the tap. The drop checker stays at a light green with 1 bps. I dose ferts once a week, but I've recently bought the new liquid EI dosing ferts from nilocg so that I can start to further dose my tank. I spot dose excel here and there in order to kill algae that's been growing in certain places.
Any tips on what I should do further? It would be greatly appreciated