to my journal for my new Mr. Aqua 22 gallon long dutch tank, which replaces my my previous 7.5 gallon Deep Sea cube. I am cycling the original 7.5g cube with a second one I picked up for Crystal Red Shrimp & Bloody Mary Cherry Shrimp breeding tanks. All criticism/debate/advice is welcomed!
Mr. Aqua 22L 2 days after setup May 1st.
36" x 12" x 12" Mr. Aqua 22g long
GLA PPS-PRO FERTILIZER PACKAGE
EHEIM external filter professional 4+ 250 | 30-65 gallons, 250 gph. (Overkill I know but this is a stepping tank)
AquaClear 20 Power Filter (From previous 7.5 cube. Only using until the EHEIM has a significant bacterial colony)
Aqueon Pro Heaters 100W
Swaping to Hydor ETH 300 In-Line External Aquarium Heater at a later date.
36" Current USA Satellite Plus Pro
Photo period: 6 am ramp up.. 10pm ramp down...
(this is excessive however zero algae growth at this time. I will lower the period when enough algae forms for the inhabitants to graze on.)
aquasolum black humate - 8 kg
ADA Amazonia type 1 - 9L (about 3-4L cycling in a shrimp tank before adding in... considering the ammonia spike and all)
Daily Dosing Amounts
Macros 3 days a week. Mon/Weds/Fri
K2SO4 – 29.3 grams
KNO3 – 32.6 grams
KH2PO4 – 2.9 grams
MgSO4 – 20.2 grams
Micros 3 days a week. Tues/Thurs/Sat
Plantex CSM+B – 28.6 grams
Liquid Carbon 7 days a week.
50%-60% every Sunday.
Currently using tap with dechlorinator. Swapping to R.O.D.I. water when equilibrium comes in.
Neighborhood Creature Roster
11 Harlequin Rasboras
9 Dwarf Corydoras
3 Amano Shrimp
2 Nerite Snails
100's of MTS and Pond snails
Omega One Sinking Veggie Rounds
Omega One Color Mini Pellets
Dwarf baby tears