Hello all, new to the forums but have been browsing around for a while now here and decided I would start up a journal for some added advice.
Brief history, aquariums have always sparked my interest but never had one growing up or even after moving on. On Aug 22nd of this year I was at my LFS and noticed they had a cheap rimless 20g tall for $30. I talked to my lady and she agreed it could be fun.
Fast forward to now and 5 tanks later I feel like I have somewhat of a grasp on how this all works.
I have been planning for two months 2 new tanks, one build being a jungle style build and the other being a full on carpet. This journal is for my carpet tank.
My plants are :
Eleocharis special. "Mini"
Vesicularia Reticulata "erect moss"
One nana petite and a couple buce plants mixed in with a bit of Christmas moss.
I got all my plants for this tank from aquariumplants.com through tissue cultures. I washed each of them and cut them into individual nodes before planting.
-Penn-plax Cascade 1500 with the flow reduced.
-ADA power sand M with more powder ADA nutrients on top.
-That is covered by ADA amazonia
-That is covered by contra soil powder style.
-GLA pro regulator with 2 manifold style block.
Since having set up the tank on Saturday I have been dosing the green brighty step 1 and thay is it. 2 pushes every two days.
I never boiled my bonsai before adding it in. Bacteria bloom like no other all around the erect moss.
It is my first time using co2 in an aquarium setting. I use it all day long doing Solvent less CO2 extraction for the cannabis medical field.
Looking for some advice on my drop checker. It seems to be reading high co2 all the time. I turned on an airstone in the tank and left it running all night during the dark cycle when co2 was off and it is still a sage green on the drop checker.
Just looking for some overall feedback and maybe some pointers in the right direction.