After a pretty long break from the hobby, I've finally started a new tank.
It's been set up for just about 3 weeks now, and I've decided to start a journal for it.
Tank: ADA 60F - 60x30x18cm
Filter: Eheim 2215
Light: 2x24W T5HO
CO2: Milwaukee regulator with custom needle valve (can't remember the name, bought it years ago)
Substrate: ADA Aquasoil
Hardscape: Seiryu stone
- Mislabeled Hemianthus sp. amano pearl grass?
Black Cherry shrimp
Started with a dry start for only a few days. Got impatient so I just filled it.
I used established filter media from a friend, so the tank was cycled very quickly.
Added 12 Norman's Lampeyes
Of course, the pictures don't show it, but they are really really beautiful fish, probably my new favorite.
Seeing them in person is a whole different feeling
I'm using Elatine Triandra as a background plant; not sure how it'll turn out but we'll see.
It had a bit of a rough start, but now it's looking pretty healthy
Most recent photo:
I bought a Twinstar knockoff called Chihiro's Doctor, mainly for the increased O2, gonna see how that goes.
Sorry for the poor picture quality.. I'm gonna need to get a camera.
My HC seems to be struggling in some areas of the tank with less flow, even with a 2215. I'm using an ADA Spin lily pipe knockoff. I like it, but I may need to switch to a more traditional outflow because of the tank's length.
I appreciate any comments or criticism, and I'll try to start updating frequently.