I've had this tank up for ages but i have been wanting to replace the gravel and add CO2 for a while. so here is the before picture:
(I didn't pick the blue gravel
) the new substrate is flourite black. This will be my first time using flourite so I'm interested to see how it compares to eco-complete that I've used in the past.
so here are the specs:
6.5 gallon acrylic "petsmart bookshelf tank"
original hob (to be replaced- need more flow)
25 watt stealth heater
DIY CO2, glass diffuser in the mail from Hong Kong,
(mixture to be changed once a week)
will be dosing seachem ferts until i use them up and get dry ferts
water changes 30-50% once a week.
3 neon tetras
4 dwarf chained loaches
also will be ordering cherry shrimp for this tank very soon
lace java fern
thinking of pulling some dwarf sag. from the 20 L too, opinions?
I think it needs a little aqua-scaping help so please let me know what suggestions you have.
empty with flourite.
here's were everyone weathered the transition:
all filled up and planted. sorry i skipped a few steps. . .didn't end up with any good shots of the between time
I got a new anubias nana for the tank (the ones we got in on friday were flowering, so i couldn't resist) still haven't determined where i should plant it thats why it's still in it's pot. any suggestions? here's a close up:
I got 4 new fish to put in the tank, they're dwarf chained laoches (B. sidthimunki, i believe) here they are, little blurry, sorry:
they have already had their first mishap. . .when i came home today i was looking at the tank to check on them and found one had gotten into the filter! the intake has no openings that he could have fit thru- not even close; so he must have swum up into the out flow and then shimmied down next to the media. here's a shot of him after i pulled all the filter media out:
so i'll have to keep an eye on it until i get a better filter- hopefully with a stronger flow he won't be able to swim "upstream" so easily.
here's a shot of the tank from a distance on it's stand (bottom):
hope you enjoyed seeing the tank!
thanks for looking!