My tank is about 1 year old. This first year in the hobby has been awesome, and I've slowly moved from low tech to high tech over that time. I wish I would have started this from the very beginning so we could all see before and after's, but such is life. Anyways, here are my specs:
Tank: Top Fin 20 gallon high
Substrate: 2" Flourite substrate + 1" black sand
Lighting: 24" Finnex Ray2
CO2: Pressurized, Victor Gas Regulator 7-0155 CGA320, Burkert 6011 solenoid, Fabco NV55-18 needle valve, ADA Pollen Glass Type-3 Diffuser
Manually assembly of my unit was definitely a learning experience. See this thread for more details on my adventures
. I originally had a Clippard MME-2PDS-D110 solenoid on my unit, but a few things went wrong with it. First, the solenoid got so hot it eventually burned out the LED indicator. Secondly, right from the beginning it had a leak and never fully closed. Common solutions to this issue proved unsuccessful.
Filters: Aquaclear 50 + Aquaclear 20
Circulation: Hydor Koriala Nano
Fertilizers: EI Dry Dosing KH2PO4, KNO3, KSO4, CSM+B
- Blyxa Japonica
- Hygrophila difformis (Water Wisteria)
- Hygrophyla corymbosa "angustifolia"
- Fissidens Fontanus
- Java Fern
- Anubias Barteri var. Congensis
- Anubias Lanceolata??? (see last image and comments) Update: Determined this to be Echinodorus cordifolius.
- Italian Val
- Ludwiga Repens
- Rotala Rotundifolia
- Amazon Sword
- Cabomba Caroliana
- Java Moss
- 8 Bloodfin Tetras
- 6 Otos
- 4 Neon Green Tetras
- 1 Gold Ram
- 1 Amano Shrimp
- 3 Nerite Snails
Filters, Pumps, CO2 Off
Blyxa, been in the tank about 3 weeks
Fissidens, been in the tank about 3 weeks as well. I used super glue for initial attachment. As you can see it is starting new growth
This is a new leaf on my Anubias, and its huge! Use my hand for scale. After looking at plant dictionaries, I still can figure out what variation this anubias is. If anyone can help me out, I'd appreciate it!