Dudebro's Tank - Realismo Mágico - Eheim Aquastyle 9
Eheim Aquastyle 9 with Stock Light
Fluval 106 Filter
Glass Inflow & Outflow Lily Pipe 13mm (Poppy Style)
1 Blue Dwarf Gouramis
3 Amano shrimp
Week 3 - Redo
Week 1 - First Try
Neat set up. You're cycling with fish? Aww poor guys.
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Thanks and yea, eager noob move... the local fish store said these guys are troopers, they wanted to sell them to me to get the cycle going... how could I say no. :)
You should get some plants!
I plan to create a dense carpet of hair grass and dwarf baby tears in different areas. I also want to add a fern of some sort and maybe some moss.
I would like to plant these as soon as possible but I am waiting for the tank to get established. I know I will need more light and co2 for it to grow in like I want.
I am very new to aquariums and cycling. Just taking it slow until I understand more.
Plants can go in right away, no need to wait for cycling the tank. They'll even help buffer your tank chemistry from the inevitable spikes in nitrites/trates. Much easier to get your plants in and started, and do all your fiddling around getting the layout right, before adding your fish.
After doing some research I realized I would need more light to keep my plants healthy. I do want fish too.. and the tank is ready for fish but not for all the plants I want.
A DIY light upgrade, CO2 and plant food is in the mail. Once I get the light tested and settled I will get my plants. (providing that its ok for the fish)
Err, I may be in a tough situation now. Will the fish be ok if I add all the plants at once? Any insights.
A lot of Dwarf Baby Tears
An Anubis Nana
A small amount of Dwarf Hairgrass
Maybe one other small plant.
Went on vacation and everything fell apart. I set up a Automatic fish feeder and left my light on. The fish died; poor fellas were overfed and I was left with a ton of green algae.
Apparently too much light and too much fish food is a recipe for disaster. Now I know what too much is.
Its been cleaned and I did a partial water change. Right now I have a blanket over the tank to kill off the remaining algae.
Redo coming soon... with plants this time.
Love it! Good luck!
Week 3 - Redo
Full size image of just planted tank
Well its cleaned up now.
I removed the water and added 3 pots of Dwarf Baby Tears and one Anubias Nana. The Anubias Nana fit right into the whole on my stump. I was pleasantly surprised that I did not have to glue it in or tie it down.
I am using Eco Complete substrate. I have heard mixed reviews on this holding new plants in. Only one Dwarf Baby Tear floated up which was also one that I planted sloppy and tried to adjust after filling the tank with water.
I strongly suggesting taking all the water out. Planting. Laying paper towels and slowly filling back up. These little buggers do float easy. I could see how it would be frustrating trying to add them to a full tank.
I have a DIY co2, DIY LED upgrade coming soon. Its nice to have the plants in, the color does pop against the black substrate - I hope they last longer than my fish... ;)
The plants look the same as they did after planting.
A few days after planting:
Its still alive!
The Baby Dwarf Tears are growing. Here is a similar pick to the one above.
Its getting dirty in there. I have decided to hold off on water changes to see if it will affect cycling. My water tests have never registered a spike but I do have a small trace of ammonia that registers at .25 ppm and has been there for a while.
My water tests are here:
Thanks to google docs. :)
Looks great cant wait to see it fill in
Week 6 Update
The Baby Dwarf Tears are growing in nice.
DIY CO2 is doing its thing.
New Otto Cats
New plants! Thanks to DFWAPC which I am now a member of. I dont even recall what they all are but one for sure is Riccia.
I had a pretty big die off on the grass plant but it looks like most of the stems made it and are rooting.
Algae took over on my vacation. I just finished a tank clean out with some plant reorganizing and added the otto's. Based on what these guys just did in 5 mins I have a feeling this tank will be clean as a whistle in a week tops.
My Anubias have little spots on them. Not sure what this is exactly.
Its starting to look bright green. I like it.
Dwarf Tears forming a carpet.
Mystery Spots on the Anubias and also my new plant stem behind it.
Notice the clean spots on the rock - no more toothbrush:
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