Thought I would share my 20L with everyone. This is my First planted tank up and running for a month... Suggestions, comments, constructive criticism welcome!
Lighting & other Hardware
15Wx3 clamp on work light light 17" from the substrate.
Blue and White 5mm LED's for accent & moon lighting.
Victor VTS 250-A regulator
Swagelok Needle Valve
JBJ Bubble Counter
Hydor ETH 200w heater
MTS (Mineralized Substrate) capped with Flourite Sand
Rotala sp. (Mis Rotala still working on their specific ID's)
Staurogyne Tropica 049
Staurogyne sp. 'Bihar'
Anubias barteri var. nana 'Petite'
Pogostemon stellatus (one stem mixed in with a plant order now up to 2
3 Zebra nerite
4 Bumble bee nerite
10 Amano shrimp
Still undecided for fish. Would like to do a speices of Apistogramma, CPD, Lemon or cardinal tetras...
Dosing EI, 50% WC weekly.
10mins after planting
About a week latter some growth, re-situated some plants...
Another week... Some good growth Blyxa melted on me. Upon receiving them a lot of the tips were busted and shredded but new growth was present.
BOOM everything just had explosive growth (including the algae) so a gave everything a buzz cut. Replanted some of the clippings, removed the Java fern. Amano and nerites' were added a few days before the pic. Those Amano's made quick work of the hair algae growing with the Fissidens.
Starting to see some BGA, GSA, GDA, and BBA!
I started to manually remove the BBA and spot treat with H2O2. Leaving the GDA to run its course(I can always scrap it off if it gets to me). Upped the Co2 and rased the light 3-4". But some cardboard and tape over the BGA along the glass.
Today... One month after being planted! the GDA is really annoying me but i'm holding back in hopes id just falls off soon! The Nerite's seem to be eating some off the glass. The Fissidens really took off probably due to the hair algae being gone? BBA was mostly on the rocks and wood. Gave the rocks through cleaning and spot treated the wood again.
Wish i would have taken some close up but with glass at the moment you wouldn't see much... And my only camera is my phone. Here are some aerials...