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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-17-2017, 04:17 PM Thread Starter
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Fluval 5.5g

Thought I would share my 5.5g planted tank.

Purchased December of 2015. Had it planted and running January of 2016. You will see a picture of the original planting vs a recent photo.

I have tried a few different types of fish but couldnt find anything that would stay happy in that size. So i have recently decided to just go with a betta and 10 blood red shrimp (which i have just found 5 babies in the moss). Betta and shrimp have been getting long wonderfully, lucky me.

I did not upgrade the light, no CO2, no dosing of fertilizers.

I do a 10% WC every sunday, lights run from 4pm - 11pm.

Very very little algae, in fact i havent cleaned the glass in over 2 months.

Great little tank, i am very happy with it.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-17-2017, 04:23 PM
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Heh heh, s repens takes forever to grow out low tech. Looks like you replaced some of it with micro sword, kinda funny cuz I did the same thing in my Spec lol
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-17-2017, 07:08 PM Thread Starter
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Hah yes the s repens really like to take their time. Beautiful little plants though
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Hah yes the s repens really like to take their time. Beautiful little plants though
Yeah, I'd like them to go horizontal more tho. I have the old spec so it's got really bad lighting. I noticed they were going vertical too much so I put some G4 2.5w leds over the front of the tank to give em more light.
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