PetSmart 5 Gallon Top Fin Retreat Iwagumi - The Planted Tank Forum
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PetSmart 5 Gallon Top Fin Retreat Iwagumi

Back from a 3 year break and another move to from L.A. to Dallas.

Former Tank Journal:

Still own the Buddha tank but it is in neglected shape. I'll probably end of converting it to a blackwater tank for snails, shrimp, and scarlet badis.

I wanted to go back to a rectangular format:

PetSmart Top Fin Retreat 5 gallon - Pleasantly surprised by this tank. It's a decent frameless kit for the money, even more so if you can get it on sale.

Modded the light to stay on so it can be used with a timer:

Added Aquaclear 70 sponge and some ceramic rings in a media bag to the built in filter.

Fluval Stratum substrate - First time using this and I don't like it at all. It is too lightweight to hold down plants.

  • Staurogyne Repens
  • Dwarf Hairgrass 'Belem'
  • Cyperus Helferi (maybe temporary addition)
  • Cabomba (maybe temporary addition)
  • Bucephalandra sp. "Lamandau Purple"
  • Cryptocoryne parva
  • Monte Carlo (maybe temporary addition)

  • Chili Rasbora
  • Red Cherry Shrimp
  • Blue Ramshorn snails (maybe temporary addition)

  • Fluval 94g CO2 kit
  • Tippman 20oz Paintball tank, paintball adapter for Fluval kit
  • Chinhiros RGB-30 LED light
  • Pm0606 Micro diffuser

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