36" x 10" x 16" Acrylic
-60lbs eco complete
-Finnex planted 24/7 36" (I believe it sends 60 PAR @ 16")
-Marlineland Penguin 200 (Single bio-wheel HOB)
-Marineland Maxi-Jet 400 (for co2 diffusion and circulation)
-1 two-liter bottle DIY Co2, 2 cups sugar, 1/2 tsp yeast
Fish: 6 female guppies, 3 male guppies, 4 guppy fry, 4 harlequin rasboras. Ideally, I'd like to have a lot more guppies. I feed once a day, sometimes skip a day.
Plants: anubias, wisteria, rotala, ludwigia, s repens, downoi, java fern, bacopa carolina, and other bacopa-looking stems
Just got lots of new plants, and getting back into the hobby. My tank has been setup for like 5 years. Back then I did water changes maybe twice a year. Now I'm wanting to do things better. I've been doing a 5 gallon water change every week. Is this enough? I don't have a timer for lights, and I don't use the 24/7 feature. My lights go to max brightness for 6-8 hours a day, weekends, sometimes 10 hours a day. I don't know how many hours I should have it on for.
I like the Penguin bio-wheel filter, but am itching to get a canister. Don't know if my filtration is adequate when I eventually have more guppies. I know Aqua Clear's are super popular on here, but I didn't like mine, and sold it. Don't know which Gallon-Per-Hour rating I should go for.
As for my scape, I removed all but one driftwood piece, as i'm trying to see how the new plants do.
DIY co2 hose goes to the inlet of the maxi-jet power head, then a fluval pre-filter fitted over it all. I leave it on all the time, but should I unplug the power head at night? Thus, making the co2 bubble to the surface? Is 1 two-liter enough? I'm thinking about getting some T fittings, and combining 2 or maybe 3 bottles, for more Co2, and more a more stable supply.
Thanks for any input~