My 5.5 Gallon: Is it Ok For RCS?
It's about 6 months old, with crypts (the parva is doing GREAT, but for some reason wendetti has never grown well for me) and hygrophila siamensis.
As you can see I have a bit of an algae problem. I reduced the lighting to 13 watts (before it was 23), so hopefully that will help. Plus I went through a 4 month (I know that's really bad!) lull in water changes because my big bottle of prime was a PAIN in the butt to use. I got a smaller one recently for little doses that works 10x better, so I'm going to do 50% changes once a week.
The aquaclear broke down after 5 months (I think after the power went down one night in a storm it ran dry?) so I was thinking about getting a small sponge filter in preperation for shrimp.