Hi all, I’ve been determined to make my 5 gallon nano work with my patchwork knowledge of planted tanks, learning as I go.
First of all, here is the tank as of today
Filter: Ovation 210 (looking to replace it with perhaps an eheim 2211)
Light: Fluval C.O.B Aura 15w
Co2 injected - paintball regulator
Substrate: Flourite black
Dosing ThriveS every other day and w/ water changes
Mini dwarf hair grass
Hydrocotyle S. Japan
Dwarf four leaf clover
Dwarf baby tears
2 Red Cherry shrimp
Here is April 16th, first day of planting. I glued a couple pieces of wood together to make the arch shape you see.
So far it has gone through a huge algal outbreak. Now that I have it beaten back I’ll post in this thread as the tank matures. I plan to trim the plants more to the scape I want when they grow in. I want the archway and the hydrocotyle to form a dome I'll create through pruing. I'd also like the dwarf rotala to cover the entire back wall but it is having a hard time still with hair algae, as is my remaining telanthera cardinalis
Feedback is welcome