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5.5 gallon grass tank - 12/05/12 update

Tank as of 12/05/2012

After lurking this site for a while, I've decided to share one of my tanks.

Tank size: 5.5 AGA
Substrate: Organic peat moss capped with Fluorite Black Sand
Lighting: 27 watt Sunlight Desk Lamp
Filtration: Tom Aquatics Rapids Mini Canister Filter
Ferts: Seachem line with Metricide whenever I change the water once a month or so. Or whenever I feel like it.
CO2: None
Flora: Eleocharis acicularis, Anubias barteri var. nana, Cryptocoryne wendtii, Hemianthus micranthemoides, Limnobium laevigatum (Amazon Frogbit), Hygrophila sp. 'Tiger', Java Moss, Flame Moss
Fauna: 8 Danio margaritatus (CPDs), one Neritina natalensis sp. "Tracked", and multiple MTS

The majority of the plants started as small clippings. The crypts and anubias were pretty much just rhizomes when I dry-started the tank a year ago. The mosses and pearl weed were just one or two sprigs as well.

6/21/11 - Right before filling it up after about a year of a dry start.

10/18/11 - The tank as it is now.

Top view

This anubias used to be nothing but a bare rhizome.


These guys used to be about the size of a grain of rice. Now their a little bit under an inch.


Another full tank shot. I should really trim the grass and the pearl weed back.

Last edited by Monster Fish; 12-06-2012 at 05:01 AM. Reason: Updated info
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