Heylo! this is my 10g tank. It's been running since sometime in May i was just too lazy to make a journal. but seeing that its summer and i have some time on my hands i finally decided to make one.
This tank wasn't supposed to be used. I have a 20g and i felt bad for throwing away plants when i trimmed it so i made this as a sort of plant nursery. eventually i decided to change my 20l and i used this tank as a holding tank until the 20 was re-cycled. Once the tank was empty i had an epiphany of a 10g tank and i once again set out to make this a functional tank. It was my first time using hardscape therefore it took me a while to figure what i wanted. I bought some zebra rock and plants from someone in houston and it was time.
10g aga tank
walmart hood w/ 2x26w cf bulbs
10g HOB filter
the funny thing about this tank is that i've never once had algae. I don't know what it is but it's perfect basically. The plants grow at a steady pace, no signs of deficiency or anything. no co2 just plants, shrimp, light and soil. I'm not one to complain though!
I do have a question though, the tank does seem to have a whitish tint to the water. It looks like a bacteria bloom, but it's been going on for a while, even with weekly water changes. could it be lack of flow? the only thing in here that makes flow is the filter, but you can clearly see in person that parts of the tank are very still. I would really like to get rid of it.
Nursery/holding tank version
this is when its untrimmed