Fluval Desk Tank Setup
As a way to track my own progress (and share it with others), I've decided start a tank journal. It took some time for me to decide on this, so I have a few backlogged pictures which I'll post in chronological order.
The current setup is basically low-tech. I'm running a fluval spec V, with stock pump and the stock light (ver. 2.0). The substrate is fluorite black with a few Tropica nutrition tabs spread underneath. The current plants include green cabomba, rotala rotundifolia, red ludwigia (which I bought green, so time will tell if it 'reddens' up) and s. repens as a supposed carpet.
The tank is home to one crowntail betta who is fairly aggressive so my plans of having some pygmy cories probably won't work out. There are also 3 'pest' snails, which I've decided to keep since there's only three (so far) and they do a good job of cleaning my rocks.
I've just begun fertilizing with nilocg Thrive (3x/week) after using flourish comp for the first few weeks (which did resulted in some macro deficiencies). I also dose excel daily. Water changes are about 40%-50% weekly.
Also, this is the first aquarium of my own. (my dad used to have a huge aquarium years ago with a bunch of discus and other species). This tank is about 3 weeks old.
I'm still very undecided about the scape, I'm not sure if I like it, and am very open to any suggestions or criticisms about it. I'm trying to figure out how to create more depth in such a narrow tank.
Also if anyone has any plant suggestions for a tank this size, that would be great!!
Bump: This was from week one, right after the fish was added. At this point, I had a hornwort (which I sort of planted), rotala and s repens.
Bump: This was a small change, and a first propgation attempt of the s repens.
Last edited by tjtobias; 03-11-2019 at 02:41 AM.