|06-18-2013, 07:46 AM||#1|
Goob's 20g tall v2
So I broke down my 20g tall v1 because everything was super grown out and I was tired of doing the same trimmings for 4 months. Here is version 1:
At the time this photo was taken, I had already purchased and dropped in some v2 players: Rotala Wallichi, & Rotala Green both at the bottom left. In case you're wondering, my tank is on my bedside table/nightstand. That is why there is chap stick there lol.
So for version 2, I have the same specs as version 1 (for now):
Odyssea 4X18Watt T5HO, 2 bulbs on 11am-7pm, other 2 bulbs join in from 11:30am-6:30pm
24 oz paintball CO2 tank, aquatek regulator
Aquaclear 70 (planted) prefilter sponge
Aqueon 100Watt heater
MGOPM in a black tray (see v1), iron chelate, capped with black sand
Fauna is subject to increase but for now:
3 Amano Shrimp
10 Glowlight Tetras
1 Female German Blue Ram
1 baby angelfish (couldn't resist)
Narrow Leaf Microsword
Xmas Moss Wall
Lace Java Fern
Crypt. Wendtii Green
The Amazon Sword from v1 got too ridiculous. I purchased this nice piece of wood from aqua forrest in SF and wanted to feature more hardscape in v2. Also I wanted more swimming room so the fish could be viewed more. Here is initial planting:
6/13/13 (red ludwigia added)
I threw it some mondo grass and my extra crown of spathiphylum golden glow from my riparium in my AC 70
I'll update this frequently with better pics. Questions/feedback/critique/comments/replies are most welcome
|08-16-2013, 06:45 AM||#3|
Kind of a late update. This picture is from earlier this month.
I changed my lights from a 18 inch 4x18watt T5HO by Odyssea to a 24" Marineland LED aquatic plant fixture. I'll post newer pics with that light as soon as I get my BGA problem under control.
|09-25-2013, 09:25 PM||#4|
I conquered my BGA with a 4 day blackout!
Then my CO2 ran out, and I was without CO2 for 3 days, cut down the photoperiod to 4 hours. I should have done another blackout because now I have small amounts of BBA and some other crap. But I got more CO2 and I've spot treated with H2O2 and cranked up the gas and now I'm just being patient.
microsword carpet coming along. I've concluded that this is a better med light carpeting plant instead of high light. It grows nicer in the shadier parts of the tank.
I gave my red ludwigia a big trim a few weeks ago and it hasn't lushed back as nice as I'd like. Rotala Walichi I'm still eh about but I'm giving it more time.
Updated Fauna list:
9 glowlight tetra
4 Brass Tetra
2 Checker Barbs
1 female GBR
3 Amano Shrimp
|11-14-2013, 12:04 AM||#5|
Okay so here's the scoop:
My CO2 ran out. I had a $100 bill handy, so I thought "What the hell let's get a 5lb." Long story short, my source for the 5lb was flaking all over the place on me, and I went a 5 day blackout (too long) and then 2 weeks of low photoperiod.
My Blyxa started to rise out of the substrate (pictured). My Hygrophila Kompact lost a ton of leaves. Everything else did all right. In fact, the Xmas moss, Lace Java Fern, Microsword, Val Nana, Rotala Green and Crypt Wendtii Green all did fine.
When I finally refilled my paintball co2 tanks, I did my usual water change maintenance and when I was all done, the sun was beaming in. I know sunlight into an aquarium is bad, but it was only for a few minutes until I decided to close my blinds. I took pictures but trust me it looked WAY better in person.
Left Side View
Another update will come soon.