My boyfriend and I are two young, restless college kids. Naturally, between work and not much else, we get very bored! We're betta fish keepers and are somewhat new to planted tanks, and now we're trying our hands at co2 and shrimp. This tank is cheap, ugly, and just about all hand-me-downs!
Thanks for looking. If you have comments please let me know, I need all the help I can get. And please, be gentle! I'm new to co2 and shrimp but I'm researching- steady as she goes!
FTS before redo:
Tank start date: 6/4/12-
An ugly and cheap 4.5g tank with two divider spines messily siliconed in the center (haha!).
Thin layer of Eco-Complete topped with natural smaller than dime sized natural pebble gravel- all excess from other tanks.
:a 6500K daylight CFL, about 9hrs/day
Hagen Nutrafin natural fermentation set up, about 1 bubble every 2-4 seconds
No liquid yet, one Flourish root tab
Ammonia, Nitrates and Nitrite: 0, pH After 2 hrs: 7.4-7.6
Around 73-76'F, unheated
All plants are clippings from our display tanks and my old grow out tank.
Ceratopteris thalictroides (water sprite)
Hydrocotyle leucocephala (brazillian pennywort)
YOUNG Java ferns
Anubias nana and petite
a dormant Nymphoides aquatica (banana lily)
some sort of redish water lily
bacopa monnieri (moneywort)
Two small terra cotta pots from established tanks (to be removed)
A sad, lone MTS
pH went from 7.5 to 6.6 in about 12 hours... YIKES!
Ordered peacock moss, young bronze wendtii, ludwigia repens and ludwigia sp. "red".
Super excited, plants will be here soonish. Planning on getting moss balls and catappa leaves.
Some cheap Ghost shrimp from a local store as a test run in a few weeks.
Pictures soon and thoughts appreciated.
First tank shot (ugly!) before being taken down soon: