The first and hardest 3 months, the first 3, are behind me so I wanted share my progress.
The first month was very smooth followed by 6 weeks of terrible algae. It was fustrating, and I've invested a lot of this small tanks bioload in a clean up crew. My only issue now is spot algae.
Here's a shot taken the the tank was approximately 2 weeks old.
Here's it now about 3 months later.
Close up picks (point and shoot macro)
6.6 gal bookshelf
25w heater, 76F
HOB 100 gph
Curio Wood, Rocks
Daily Excel, Daily Leafzone
28w T5, 8 hrs. Green LED moonlight
Ottos, SAE, Amanos, Bumblebee shrimp, MTS, Pond Snails, Dwarf Rasboras, Dwarf Pencilfish