NEW 5 Gallon Jar Tank
This week I started a new nano tank while deconstructing my other two 10 gal tanks, this jar can hold about 5 gallon but with substrate it about 4 gallon. Right now it is stocked with 5 pygmy cories, Red Tiger Lotus, Monte Carlo, Aponogeton Crispus, and Hydroc. Triparta, some kind of crypt or small amazon sword, and a large driftwood. The pump is something I took from a 10 gallon filter, so it has a strong current that I had to add a baffle to divert water flow. I took cycled water and substrate from my previous tank so I believe my tank is stabilizing pretty well. Since this is a pretty small tank, I'm planning on doing 10% to 15% water change (6 cups of water) twice a week with drip acclimation. Still trying to figure out how to lower the Gh, I was going to add distilled water to my water change. My water parameter is:
Gh: 180 ppm
Kh: 60 ppm
Earlier this week I had about .5ppm No2 but is now 0 and from my research this looks like the last cycle, if I'm wrong, please correct me. I'm thinking of adding some Blue Velvet shrimps once my tank has been up for at least 2 to 3 weeks or until I can get parameters to become stable. I'm not thinking about breeding these shrimps to a large count but if they start growing then I'll think about getting a larger size tank. I'll post pictures this weekend and maybe some of that unknown plant so it can be ID. Let me know If i'm doing something wrong or if you have any suggestions.