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GLA-36L 6 Gallon

Tank: Greenleaf Aquariums GLA 36-L (Dimensions approx. 15" x 9" x 11", 6g, 5mm glass thickness
Lighting: Finnex Ray II 12”
Filtration: Fluval 105
CO2: Aquatek paintball regulator
Substrate: Fluval Stratum and CaribSea sand
Dosing: Florish Comprehensive
Hardscape: Ebay Seiryu Stone (5lbs), ADA Hornwood
Flora: Dwarf Hairgrass, Blyxa Japonica
Fauna: 5 Gold White Cloud Minnows, 2 Ottos


I have been lurking on TPT for a while now, and I thought that I would share a pic of my 6 gallon GLA tank. The tank is filthy I know, I just recently added the 2 otto cats, and hopefully they will do a job on the algae.
I just recently kicked a long bacterial bloom, which caused cloudy water for about 3 weeks.
Originally, I had the hairgrass transition to the sand, showing off the driftwood, but I recently added 2 stems of blyxa and decided to plant them in the sand substrate. The sand is CaribSea Sunset Gold, which they claim is suitable for plants, but we will see. They seem to be doing ok after a couple of weeks.
Yes, I know I need an inline heater and some lily pipes. That is next on the list.
The GLA tank is awesome, very clear and the silicone is perfect. I am lucky that I snatched one of these up before they sold out. Hopefully, GLA will get their stuff together soon, because I am itching for a 12 gallon long.
I have used both the Eheim and the Fluval canister filters now, and I think that I do like the Fluval better. Much easier to service and maintain. Amazon was offering the 105 for about $70, and the only difference between the 06 and 05 models, according to my research, was slightly increased flow, which for a 6 gallon tank, isn’t that big of a deal anyway.
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I'm not seeing the wood, is it hidden behind the Blyxa? Cool little tank you've got going so far. Is that a glass thermometer in the left rear? If so what kind? Thanks for sharing!

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I'm not seeing the wood, is it hidden behind the Blyxa? Cool little tank you've got going so far. Is that a glass thermometer in the left rear? If so what kind? Thanks for sharing!
Thanks.
I ordered the extra small driftwood, and it certainly was. The blyxa totally hides it.
The thermometer is a hydra aquatics.
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Looks good Mike. Can't wait for that blyxa to boom. GLA makes some mighty fine aquariums if I do say so myself.
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Looks good Mike. Can't wait for that blyxa to boom. GLA makes some mighty fine aquariums if I do say so myself.
Thanks. Hopefully it will be ok in the sand.
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Cool! I have this tank too with the Ray 2, great combo! Hope you get the algae under control. Actually, looks more like diatoms. The Otos will love to munch on that. Anyway, when was this tank setup?
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Nice carpet you got there! Is it Parvula or the other one? (DHG)

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very nice growth!
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Thanks. it's actually DHG from Petsmart
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Cool! I have this tank too with the Ray 2, great combo! Hope you get the algae under control. Actually, looks more like diatoms. The Otos will love to munch on that. Anyway, when was this tank setup?
I set this up about 2 month as ago. Algae was a pain and the cloudy water was annoying but I think that I finally have it under control.
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IMO... I think the Ray 2 would be better suspended over the tank. I think if you find the algae creeping back, you should consider it.

As for the DHG, I also bought mine from Petsmart.. It's labeled as E. Parvula.
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IMO... I think the Ray 2 would be better suspended over the tank. I think if you find the algae creeping back, you should consider it.

As for the DHG, I also bought mine from Petsmart.. It's labeled as E. Parvula.
I know, I have been following your thread,and saw what you did.. I think that I am going to have to do that soon.
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