After years of lurking on these boards I've decided to create a journal on my 2.5gal Pico tank that I started setting up in my office. At first I wanted to go low-tech, but I also wanted to try my hand at growing some hemianthus callitrichodes (HC) carpet emersed so I am not sure how this will turn out in the long run.
Tank Specs: 11.5in x 6.5in x 7.5in Rimless
Substrate: Aquasoil Amazonia II
Light: 27w CF (home depot desklamp)
-i also have a 9w clip-on CF
not sure about pressurized, will be dosing Excel for now...
Fluval CO2 88g
most likely EI, maybe PPS
Pfertz - 1x/wk
Nano HOB filter Eheim 2211
Flora: Blyxa Japonica, HC, Dwarf Sag Swords
Fauna: 3x Celestial Pearl Danio's, 3x Red Cherry Shrimp
I set up the hardscape back in August, but haven't actually touched it since a few weeks ago.
Here it is a day after i've planted all my HC
About a 4 days later I started noticing a tiny bit of fungus developing so I submersed everything for a day.
Here it is today.
Originally I wanted this tank to be as low-maintenance as possible (rare water changes, if at all), but my HC will most likely prevent that from happening.
Do you guys think that once I transition my HC to submersed that the 9w clip-on light will be sufficient? I am trying to avoid a daily fert regime and CO2, but this may be impossible with HC.
All suggestions/critcisms/praise welcome