3rd attempt at my 5.5 gallon
I'm new to planted tanks this is my 3rd attempt to get my 5.5 gallon up and running. First one failed horribly to white mold/fungus which I found out doesn't work well in tropical climates. The next got overrun by diatoms because the HC had a hard time rooting to the aqua soil.
I'm doing 50% water change twice a week. I set my lights on a timer for 8 hours. Running my co2 at 1 bps. The MC is doing well, some yellowing at the back of the tank where I lost my patience halfway and just planted in clumps instead of individual stems. So far the repens, pearlweed and flame moss are the fastest growing plants with visible growth in just a week.
Can anyone suggest small plants with small leaves I can put on my drift wood which is looking bare right now? Also what I can change to improve my setup.
Livestock: 5 red cherry shrimp
Plants: Micranthemum 'Monte Carlo', Micranthemum Micranthemoides, Lilaeopsis brasiliensis, Staurogyne repens, Anubias 'Petite', Taxiphyllum 'Flame',Taxiphyllum 'Flame', Eriocaulon sp. Vietnam
Tank: Up-aqua ultra white 5.5 gallon
Lighting: 1x 16watt 6500k Philips LED
Substrate: Mr. Aqua aquarium soil
Filter: sunsun hw603b
CO2: Pressurized 1 liter with up-aqua glass diffuser
Ferts: flourish excel ???