- No CO2, just Flourish Excel as a carbon source. I also have the venturi valve on the filter set to constantly aerate the water, which may help add a bit of CO2 to the mix.
Water changes are once a week, ~50%. The plants, especially the Mayaca and duckweed, do an amazing job of keep the nitrates low. I've tested water quality after a week, and nitrates are near zero, despite all the shrimp poop.
It's cotton thread wrapped around the driftwood to hold the Subwassertang on.
- thanks! I'm glad the problem algae is gone. Now all I get is a little bit of regular green spot algae, no big deal. And yep, that's moss and Subwassertang tied to the driftwood.
One of my female cherries is berried. Those guys got busy fast! I only had them in the tank for about 2 weeks when I noticed one of the females with eggs. And I just caught the other female mating with two males yesterday, so I may have yet another berried female.
Here are a couple of tank progress shots:
Yesterday. The filter intake is covered by a nylon stocking in anticipation of shrimp babies.
Speaking of shrimp: