Realized I never made a journal and decided to consolidate everything into this thread!
So far my set up consists of:
-Standard 10 Gallon Tank
-Tetra Whisper EX30 Filter
-Rio+ 200 Pump
-DIY CO2 Setup w/ bubble counter and check valve. Rio pump is used as a diffuser and seems to be working well. I'm closely monitoring the performance of the pump to make sure the CO2 air pockets aren't harming it.
-Standard light hood with a 15W CFL on non planted side and a 12W 50/50 aquarium bulb.
Plants consist of:
-Anubias/Java Fern on small piece of driftwood
-A few bunches of Anacharis
-Also, what is the plant floating in the top left? It came in my back of shrimp
-Marble Queen Sword
-Ludwigia Repens (Red)
-Narrow Leaf Chain Sword
-5 Zebra Danio
-2 Gold Long-Fin Danio
-3 Otocinclus Catfish
-2 Ghost Shrimp
-Zebra Nerite Snail
This was the tank when I set it up initially
My CO2 setup, it's been working great so far!
Then I got more plants
I had to trim almost every leaf from the Java Fern (they were gross) and the grass you see on the left side in the above picture all died off. I trimmed it almost down to the root and it's behind the driftwood, making a strong comeback. I'm hoping it will fill that empty space in due time.
This is my tank currently.
Madagascar Lace got a full trim a few weeks ago and it's making a great comeback. Also added Ludwigia Repens today for some color contrast.
Little Oto doing work!
Couple shots of my Zebra Danios
Thats it for now, I'm about to get my 40 Breeder up and running so I'll be adding more as I make progress.
Thanks for looking