First planted/fresh. ' Launch ' Pho~Hea
Starting a new planted tank. Iv never attempted this before and currently introducing my gf to the subject as well. Iv grown soft corals when I was younger and it wasn't until I had visited ADG an aquarium design group did I really see how amazing a planted tank could look. I had never seen anything like it before, and when I though of fresh water tanks, I always thought of an algae infested tank with plastic decor and drab fish. I was blown away.
Anyway, so to start out.
Tank 29g without rim
6 LED bulbs (4) 1500lm 5,k and 1600lm (2) 2.3,k (modified and painted )
Some blue led strip
plants: anubius, baby tears, s. rips, and and a few sprigs of anacharia
livestock: 2 minnows, 3 cherry shrimp, 1 narite snail
This project started out as a 10 gallon feed stock storage for my snakes. After considering the challenge, I decided to begin phase one: Find balance in a display tank. Second, learn about eventual growth patterns of the plants used to utilize for future builds if ever. Iv worked with various other projects for a while before I ditch and move on. This one however im intending to pass on the skills to someone else to take over and have the advantage of knowledge and demonstration along with someone to ask questions too.
These are recent pictures taken over the most recent weekend according to the time stamp of this. I only had 2 shrimp, one had died on monday, the drop checker was clearly yellow. The drop checker is slow at showing results so after installing my own DIY vernier gauge on the regulator I decided I needed something better.
Currently I use a bubble counter. Iv decided to use a tally counter or " clicker " im not sure what its called exactly but iv seen it. Its a device that has as a button on it you can press that keeps track as a counter. I ordered one online. I used to write calibration procedures so I was figuring that if I could count bubbles using the counter over a period of time several times, I could find the avg. When it gets here ill use 2 minute intervals, Im thinking the longer the count the more accurate the avg. reading for adjustment. +/- mental fatigue.
So here are the pics. Iv added a coupe more shrimp after the one was " gassed ". (3) total now.