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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-24-2016, 03:11 AM Thread Starter
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Newish tank for a aqua newbie

Just got into this hobby and fully obsessed with the relaxation it provides. Thought I'd post my first entry, so much knowledge on this site, thank you, thank you, thank you! Super lucky to live in San Francisco near a great store called "aqua forest" that sells a lot of ADA stuff, and good stock.

Prison system:
Fluval spec 5

Substrate:
Caribsea black tahitian moon sand (10-12lbs)
Seachem root tabs

C02:
Varzea c02
Aqua do! melody bubbler
1 bubble / 2 seconds

Plants:
Foreground:
baby dwarf tears

Mid:
Java fern
Java moss (planted into the stone)
dwarf hair grass

Back:
Anubis attached to cholla wood via plastic zip ties
blyxca japonica
Two others I can't remember, but grassy / lawn looking

Rocks:
Sieryu stone I got from aqua forest

Temp control:
eheim heater (smallest model)
digital thermometer

Inhabitants:
2x blue mystery snail
1x black devil snail
2x oto cats
10x rcs

Dosing:
API leaf zone 1x a week

Params:
Ph:7.4
Ammonia:0
n02:0
n03:0
Water temp: 74-76F
KH: 140-200

Smells near tank:
Earthy

Cycling process:
One month with heavy plants and dr tim's one and only bacteria.

Lighting cycle:
5pm-1am.
C02 turns on with lights via solenoid.

Tank placement:
No direct light / shady area.

Acclimation:
3 hours drip

Feeding:
1x week. 1/4 max breed shrimp pellet, 1x algae wafer in glass feeding dish - taken out after three hours.

Water clarity:
Crystal clear w/biofilm on top surface
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Looking very nice. Keep having fun with it!

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Thank you

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Looking very nice. Keep having fun with it!
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Nice! Keep it up.
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