Finally, semester is done, my coaching job is winding down, for some reason they cut back on my hours at my normal job, I have time to do stuff. First thing I did once I got time was rescape and show some love to my 2.5. The tank water level was half the tank most the semester due to lack of time, it basically just grew floaters like weeds and was maintained by a pair of ghost shrimp.
Now I have fully rescaped (the photo doesn't do it justice, I'll use a better cam next time), changed from gravel to sand, replanted with new and more plants, added a Azoo Palm Filter, and DIY CO2.
So, here it is,
Generic Petsmart 2.5
Finnex Planted+ on from 8A.M. - 11:45, then on again from 2P.M. - 9. Only have the light like this so it is on mostly when I'm home.
Azoo Palm Filter on lower settings with Bio-Balls added.
DIY w/powerade bottle and this recipe: http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/f...s-recipes.html
, diffused into an airstone next to the filter intake
Miracle Grow Organic capped with generic sand.
- Salvinia Minima
- Red Ludwigia (middle of tank)
- Onion Bulb (back left)
- 2 Lilly Bulbs (behind rock in back left & floating)
- Some sort of hair grass (all along slope on right)
- Hornwort? (front left, i just call it frill plant)
None for now, looking for input and help here though!
I know it looks rough in the pic, but next water change and the tannins will be gone and it'll look much better. Don't know what my plans are for this tank, but I do have questions.
For stocking this tank I'm 99.9% sure I'm gonna buy local because I don't want to pay shipping. These leaves me with Petco, Petsmart, Magoo's Pet Outlet (carry some weird stuff considering Maggoo's is normally a weird home supply store), I also can make a trip to one of the LFS within a 45min trip (Somethings Fishy Clio, Preuss Pets Lansing, Moby Dick's Waterford, etc.) Out of these, anyone know where I might be able to find a suitable nano fish? I'm looking for:
- Scarlet Badis
- Desert Goby? (not sure if good choice, but at Maggoo's)
- Peacock Gudgeon? (fear this is too small)
- Smaller variety of kilifish (Haven't seen any local)
- Sparkling Gourami
Really anything small that I can keep in a pair, I like colorful and/or unique fish. Things that exhibit cool personalities. I don't mind if they spawn at all because I can stick fry in my 10g or set up the Evolve 2 I have until grown enough to find a home for.
Thanks for teh help!