Thank you for all the information I've been able to find here, it has really inspired me!
I'm fairly new to the aquarium hobby but so far so good.
This is my 2.6g Fluval spec of a jungle. I can only imagine as it grows in more. I will probably trim to resemble a nano dutch style aquascape. I've had her running now for 2 months though only planted to look like she does today on 6/22. Started with not nearly enough plants battling algae and learning a lot along the way. She's gone from barren with a large rock scape and just bylxa and DHG found diatoms attacking everything. I got a few more plants and still the scape was empty, just needed more love. Finally she is filled and I'm loving it!
http://www.amazon.com/Carib-Sea-Eco-Complete-Planted-Aquarium/dp/B00VVBFFS4/ref=sr_1_2?s=pet-supplies&ie=UTF8&qid=1435349517&sr=1-2&keywords=eco+complete @ 2-3 inches deep from back to front.
http://www.amazon.com/Wave-point-Mirco-Daylight-Lighting-Aquarium/dp/B00ADK3AQ8/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1435348976&sr=8-2&keywords=wave+point+led @ 8 hour photoperiod
http://www.amazon.com/Aqueon-06104-Submersible-Aquarium-Heaters/dp/B000YADYXG/ref=sr_1_8?s=pet-supplies&ie=UTF8&qid=1435349058&sr=1-8&keywords=aquarium+heater @ 75F
Got this off ebay originally for $15 Has been working like a charm, the needle Valve likes to float occasionally, but overall for the price, has provided great co2 output with consistency. Typically I run her at 1bps.
- Soon planning on purchasing a GLA Grow 1, but I still have some convincing to do. Not sure If I'd rather build a better reg in the same $200 range.
Money is a little tight so I'd hate to purchase the wrong things..
anubis petite nana
Dwarf Hair Grass
stauroyne porto vejho
1 Elephant Ear Betta
3 Harlequin Rasbora
1 Zebra Nerite
GLA Estimative Index Fertilizer Package
Using these amounts
KNO3 23.1 gm (approximately 4 1/2 teaspoons)
KH2PO4 3.5 gm (approximately 3/4 teaspoons)
Plantex CSM+B 14.5 gm (approximately 3 1/4 teaspoons)
Optional: K2SO4 9.4 gm (approximately 1 1/2 teaspoons)
Mixed all three macro's with 500ml distilled water, Dosing 2ml 3 days a week.
Mixed Plantex CSM+B with 500ml distilled water, Dosing 2ml 3 days a week.(opposite of macros)
My nitrates have been running highish 40-80ppm so typically 2 water changes a week.
This is where I stand as of now, any advice or tinkering would be greatly appreciated! If I am forgetting anything please let me know!
As I learn and build I will continue to update this thread with my experience!