Started off emmersed with 1 pot of HC and 1 pot of Dwarf Hairgrass. Filled with water at ~4monthes. Added stem plants a week later. Had a few algae problems along the way... first diatom and GSA, then thread and hair.
: 10 gallon
: 2x 10Watt fluorescent bulbs from walmart. Reflectors painted brilliant white.
: Aquasoil Amazonia I
: Aquaclear 20
Pygmy Corydora (5)
Red Cherry Shrimp (20)
Ramshorn Snails (too many!)
Snail needing ID (1)
1 lonely corkscrew Val
Haven't been able to put much focus on aquascaping as this tank has been mostly learning experience. Now that I have good parameters, good growth, overcoming algae, and happy shrimp, I'd like your comments on what I can improve.
Note: pics are about 1-2 weeks old. Most of the thread/hair algae has cleared and stem plants have been trimmed and replanted.
FTS w/ flash (white bottle cap you see is holding the filter tilted for more surface movement)
FTS w/ no flash
Oto! He's been diligently keeping this corner of my tank HC free
Thread algae... yuck!
Pygmy Cory enjoying new home!
RCS enjoying some flake.
1 month after receiving shrimp, BERRIES!!!
She's a fast swimmer -_-
That's a little better
Enjoying some algae wafer. Can you find the oto that got his algae stolen?
Credits: aquariumplants.com for HC and DH, derekp for stem plants and blyxa, bigshrimpin for RCS.