My DIY Co2 doesn't make mine water cloudy. Could it be the nasty yeast and sugar water getting in the tank?
On the Plants I need suggests!
Fish I am Still checking out my options. Suggests are welcome!
Just a few suggestions of plants that I am keeping:
-Ludwigia repens is very very easy to care for, grows like a weed, and can add some really nice bronze, orange, red, and even purple color (i notice purple on the underside of the leaves that grow at the top of the tank) to the tank.
-Echinodorus parviflorus is a type of amazon sword that stays really small. I do believe that the amazon sword you have now might grow too big. Most amazon sword plants are just MASSIVE, but a few grow small like Echinodorus parviflorus. I am not that great at identifying species so I can't tell what type you have.
-Cryptocorynes. All are fine. They are very very very easy to grow, I find that all they need is just a rich substrate. I would advise you get root tabs. You can buy DIY root tabs on this site from members. It is just Osmocote Plus in gel caps. Alternatively, you can buy Osmocote Plus from the hardware/garden store and make your own root capsules, or you can just freeze it in an ice cub and push that ice cube down into your substrate. Or you can use tweezers and push the tiny balls one by one into your substrate...that is tedious though. These tabs last for a few months and you really don't need a lot.
I keep Crytpocoryne parva which is very small and suited to small tanks like yours. Also I keep Cryptocoryne wendtii 'Tropica' which is absolutely beautiful, it will work in your tank too. It's not that big, but bigger than Cryptocoryne parva.
-Heteranthera zosterifolia/Stargrass. I really like the way this plant looks. It is really neat. Mine are growing really well so far. I think it will do well in your tank too.
-Anubias nana/petite. A small anubias. Looks really nice tied or glued to driftwood or rocks. It can be placed in the substrate as long as you take care to leave the big rhizome in the water, otherwise it will rot.
-Myriophyllum/Cabomba/Other 'weed' species. Much like Ludwigia repens it will grow fast. You will need to trim these way more than the others. Neat textures on them.
-Vallisneria. Easy to grow, you will need to trim it as well.
-Bacopa monnieri, easy to grow. Neat looking plant.
-Hydrocoytle, look into it....haven't grown it submerged yet.
Anyway, there are many others. These are just the ones that I keep. I tend to keep Amazon type species so there are a lot of Asian species missing in this post like Rotalas, Hygrophila, etc.
Sometimes it's best to stick to only a few species of plants. I'm about to rescape my 2.5 gallon. It is basically a plant reservoir where I keep extras of all my plants. It looks pretty busy though so I think I'm just going to keep 3 different plant types there to make it a cohesive nano-scape.
As for fish....there are a few very tiny fish like Microrasboras that school together and should work for you tank. There actually is a really nice nano fish list on this site. Look up 'nano fish list' or something. It is kept as an excel spreadsheet and google docs excel spreadsheet. You should find the post easily, I can find it for you if you can't though!
Also, I think i'm pretty sure my DIY mix isn't getting into my tank. Maybe I'll have to make a 2nd bottle to pass the CO2 into and filter it.