Hello everyone! After some time dealing with my 10 gallon killing everything i put into it I decided it was time to restart it. Originally I had a standard 10 gallon tank that you find at every pet store. Unfortunately when i was scraping algae it cracked due to a pivot point created by a large piece of fluorite under the pane. Ended up running out and picking up a 14" cube tank which i must say I'm very happy with. Enough with my ramblings though.
-14" cube (~12 gallons)
-50watt via aqua heater
-aquaclear 20 HOB
-1.5" of Miracle Grow Organic Choice capped with 1.5" of Eco-Complete
-DIY dimmable Cree LED fixture; 15" long with 10 3watt diodes suspended 12" off the surface of the tank. Currently at about 50% output
-Baby Tears (Micranthemum umbrosum)
-Lace Java fern "windelov"
-Marble radican sword
-Italian Leopard val
-OVT's spies that may have survived the initial tank
As of now there are no fish or inverts. I'm looking into what i would like to stock so i'm open to suggestions if anyone has them.
If anyone is interested the hardscape is just a driftwood piece and 3 rocks. Nothing too complicated. It's still a bit cloudy so i'm using a dual sponge filter to try and speed it up. What was supposed to be a single day reboot ended up being a 2 day fiasco since the tank broke
Ideas for future upgrades:
-CO2 system parts are on the way. I'll be doing a DIY paintball system. Until i get everything i need i'll be doing a simple fermentation set up.
-Filter will be upgraded to a canister. Debating on brand still.
-Option of changing out the light source. OVT seems rather convinced that it's the culprit for everything dying in my tank. If at this point nothing lives the light will be come and switched to something else.
-Fert regiment is currently being researched so i have to get that in the next week or so.
Now for some simple pictures: