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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-27-2009, 06:51 PM Thread Starter
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6.6 gallon tank journal (56k+)

the tank I started on 1st February 2009... comments are welcomed...

tank size: 40x25x25cm / 6.6 gallon
filter: HOB filter
substrate: bottom layer holland sand + top ADA amazonia II aquasoil + 1 bacterball
lighting: 3x8w T4 florescent light
photo period: 6pm-1am
ferts: unknown "complete supplement for planted aquarium"... half cap dosing each week and after water change...
co2: diy yeast co2 supply (bps unknown)
temperature: hovers around 26oC

flora: unknown stem plants, hair grass and glosso
fauna: 2 otocinclus, 1 sae, 1 albino corydora, 8 harlequin rasboras, 2 serpae tetra, 1 silvertip tetra
shrimps: a few ghost shrimps, 2 cherry red shrimps, 2 amano shrimps (total amount of shrimps unknown as i don't see them often... latest update 1 amano climbed out from the tank and suicide)

current setup before algae outbreak

algae outbreak, if you can notice it


siamese algae eater

amano shrimp... rest in peace...

cherry red shrimp... status unknown... could had RIP as well...

oh well, I have another low tech pico tank as well... surprisingly doing well with my single male betta inside...

substrate: holland sand
filtration: none
lighting: 8w florescent table lamp
photo period: 6pm-12am
co2: none
fert: none
temperature: unknown
water change: twice a week
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recently my tank had algae outbreak because I accidentally let the lights switched on until the next morning... i tried water change a few times and pump in more co2 but no avail.... and may be because overdose fertilizing after water change, my sensitive amano shrimp jumped out from the tank....

sorry i did not have any test kit to check the water parameters...
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-27-2009, 07:13 PM
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pretty tank! when it grows in even more, it'll look amazing!
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thanks... but the stem plants on the right seems retarded and not growing after i trimmed them... those stem plants does not have roots... that is why I am having trouble keeping them planted into the soil...
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I think it'll look great when it fills in!

Although an SAE grows too big for a 6.6 gallon tank

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updates... added 1 power head filter to enhance better water circulation around the tank... hopefully this allows the nutrient to be evenly circulated, reducing algae growth....

current algae status...

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