Hi all! I'm kinda new here, been posting around here and there but finally i got my tank set up.
I bought the stuff a few months ago, and I did an iwagumi set up with dwarf hairgrass and HC but i was too busy with school and neglected it and it went to crap. Plus my DIY canister filter was not DIY'd good enough and it poured about 5 gallons of water on to my floor. gg...
SO anyways... i bought some new stuff, got a rena xp2 filter from my brother and yeah! here it is
10 gallon rimless tank bought from exotic aquarium in sacramento
100 watt heater of some sort.
Rena XP2 filter with clear acrylic intake and output bars (since i got the filter used it was missing the hoses and stuff so i had to make my own)
DIY CO2 with ceramic diffuser
2x 23 watt CFL on for 8 hours a day
1.75 bags of flourite black and flourite black sand
Glosso in the foreground, giant hairgrass in the back, and something called "amano moss" that i got from AFA in SF.
I'm dosing API leaf zone once a week according to their instructions
10x white clouds
4x amano shrimp
Ok, enough words, now for pictures
My glosso isn't doing too well, alot of what I initially planted melted but new growths are shooting up. However, its not forming the carpet I was hoping for.
I grew HC with only 28watts of light and it did fine until i started to neglect it, even pearled everyday, but someone this glosso isn't doing too well, any suggestions?
Oh, and this tank has been running for about 2 weeks now... I know I should be patient, but I can't help but think I'm doing something wrong. If someone can help me out here?