legomaniac89 20H - Your Tanks
User legomaniac89
Size 20H
Date Started October 2007
Lighting Coralife T5 Aqualight 48w, dual tube
Equipment Marineland C-160 canister, Rena SmartHeater 50w
CO2 None
Substrate Fertilome Seedling and Cutting Starter, topped with Flourite
Parameters ph - 7. kH and gH - honestly haven't tested them, ever. Not real important for this tank. Nitrates - never topped out over 15ppm. Temp - 76 F. WC - 50% every 6 months.
Fertilization Only what the fish contribute
Plants Cryptocoryne wendtii "Bronze", Cryptocoryne retrospiralis, Rotala rotundifolia, Nymphaea lotus "Red", Taxiphyllum barberi, Anubias barteri var. nana, Hygrophila polysperma "Rosanervig", Aponogeton madagascariensis, Ludwigia repens x arcuata, Hydrocotyle leucocephela, Salvinia minima, Lemna minor, Cryptocoryne wendtii "Florida Sunset"
Inhabitants 9 Hemigrammis erythrozonus, 1 male Mircogeophagus ramirezi "German Blue", 1 Aequidens curviceps, 1 Crossocheilus siamensis, 2 Otocinclus affinis, 2 Corydoras trilineatus, 2 Corydoras ouipoquensis, 3 Bamboo Shrimp, numerous Red Cherry Shrimp
Comments Not as much low-tech as low-maintenance. I only do water changes every 6 months and my nitrates have never topped out over 15ppm. I followed Diana Walstad's examples in Ecology of the Planted Aquarium.
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