New Lights, New Plants, 16 Gallon
I recently upgraded my lighting to a Satellite single 40 watt with a 6500/10,000k bulb and I am now able to grow some stems with the lighting increase. I am at 2.5 watts per gallon now, and I wanted to show my tank's new face.
The tank's equipment is
75 watt stealth heater
150 penguin run with with Aquaclear sponges and bio-max
Rio 170 pump
I run pressurized CO2 through a nano glass diffuser at 1 bubble per second
The substrate is plain black gravel that has been in the tank for about 4 years. I plan to upgrade to black Flourite when it becomes available.
My dosing schedule is a daily dosing of 1.5 ml PPS macro solution, 1 ml Flourish, 6 drops Flourish Fe, and 1.5 ml Flourish Excel. I have been running this program for about a month with great growth and no algae.
The flora consists of Hemianthus micranthemoides, Narrow Leaf java fern, 'Windelov' java fern, Ludwigia glandulosa, Rotala rotundifolia, Alternanthera reineckii 'Lilacina', SŁŖwassertang, Flame moss (Taxiphyllum species), Potamogeton gayi, and Hygrophila difformis. I was never able to have a foreground with my old lighting and I am loving my HM foreground.
The fauna includes 11 gold cloud minnows, 1 bristlenose pleco, 1 Apistogramma cacatuoides, 2 ottos 3 amano shrimp . My husband likes to name the bigger fish. The bristlenose is called Frank and the apisto's name is Mohawk.
Any comments and critisms are welcome. This tank has been come along way since I got into planted tanks, but its getting there.
Last edited by General Tso; 08-22-2007 at 01:28 PM.