I've had this tank for a little less then 2 months. THis tank and a 29 gal were both started at the same time, so both are basicly my first tanks. The first thing i did was add plants to the 6 gal for a more natural looking plant (instead of artificial). I don't really know what type of plants i choose and what their longterm requirments were when i purchased them but they are growing. Can someone please tell me what i have in this tank, and what other plants will work well with them.
The large plants in the background are swords maybe Amazon swords, if so they will get way to large for a 6G tank. The plants in the front middle look like Crypts, can't tell what the plants are on the front sides are.
Well i cleaned it up a bit. Took out two of the java ferns and transfered them to my 29 gal. Three of the new plants also turned out not to be true aquatic plants so i took them out. Added a mini sword type plant in the front to replace the Java fern and it has been doing very well.
only two tiny specks of algae in the 3 months running.
Between and eclipse 1 hood, system 6, and penquin 330... i've been spending a butt load on replacement filters. So i was read about replacing the marineland cartridge with a fluval sponge (203/204) in my Eclipse 1... perfect fit. So i looked at the fluval 104 sponge and compared it to the system six cartridge. Perfect fit also. Just strap the sponge onto a stripped cartridge and your done. Some bio media can be added in the pockets that hold the carbon.
Won't have to worry about spending any money on the eclipse's untill the sponges get worn out (couple months at least). Just need to rinse them clean during water changes in some tank water.
Nice little trick for all of you using a system six.