10 gallon temp tank
So, just a basic 10 gallon tank from petco. I think it's an aqueon. Silicone is ugly as hell, but I got it as a last minute solution when I moved to another state and my ADA 75P wasn't coming with me.
My plan for this was to just keep it simple. Guppies and the few cardinals/neons that have survived the move with me. It was extremely low tech with no CO2, no ferts, but eventually I started dosing and doing pressurized CO2. I run a eheim 2215 on this tank and despite it being overrated for this size tank, it doesn't even seem to provide that much flow. I think it's starting to go bad.
Anyway, i had a time where I was lazy and didn't do many water changes or notice the CO2 was empty. I got some BBA, hair algae, and clado. After adding a whole bunch of stem plants, getting my CO2 fixed, and getting on a consistent water change schedule, the BBA died off and there is nothing left in the tank. I am now battling the hair algae and clado, both of which can be seen in the pic below.
For now, this tank is just a simple garden with no real scape in mind. Just something pretty to look at until I have the space and finances to get a larger tank (i'm thinking 120p or larger?), after which this tank will become a quarantine/plant nursery tank. Starting this tank journal just as a way to keep track of my algae fighting escapades and see how the tank changes.
As far as my plan for the hair algae/clado battle, at my next water change I plan to do manual removal as much as I can and then do a large dose of excel directly onto effected areas. Hopefully after a few weeks of doing that, I'll be able to get rid of it. On a positive note, since adding the many new stem plants, the hair algae and clado have slowed down quite a bit.
Anyway, thanks for checking this out. Thoughts, comments, questions are always welcome.
For some reason, Google photos hosted images don't resolve to embed the photo, so I have it attached.
Last edited by moogoo; 01-18-2019 at 08:38 PM.
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