45U Bonsai Scape
This tank was set up about a month ago, but I haven't taken that many pictures of it's progress like I should have
Eheim 2213 (impeller removed)
Ecoplus 396gph pump (drives the Eheim)
Glass Lily Pipes
Hydor 200w inline heater
Chihiros 45cm LED (Aqua-Sky clone) with remote control + DIY RGB LED strip
24oz Paintball CO2 tank + Red Sea paintball regulator
Ista Inline Turbo CO2 Reactor
Ikea Bissa shoe cabinet as the stand
Black Diamond Blasting Sand with Oscomote+ pills scattered throughout
13 Ember Tetras
11 Pygmy Cories
5 Nerite snails
2 Amano Shrimp
2 Dwarf Mexican Crayfish (CPO)
Anubias Nana 'petite'
Buce sp 'green'
Water conditions as of tonight (7/31/17):
Haven't checked pH in a while but last time I checked, it was at ~6.5
I know my tank is super overstocked right now, but I adopted the 13 Ember Tetras from someone who was emptying their tank. I like them so they're staying for now, but I'm not too sure what I want to do with this tank long-term just yet. The pygmy cories are most likely staying. I've been testing the water daily to check for any spikes, but so far so good (*knock on wood). The CPO, who is berried, a nerite or two, and an Amano shrimp will probably get moved into another tank that will probably be an invertebrate tank once it's done cycling.
The Chihiros light, although a clone, is actually surprisingly nice in my opinion. With the remote, I have 20 levels of dimming. At level 20 (100%), the tank is wayyy too bright. I'm still messing around with lighting now since green spot algae is growing rapidly. Currently, it's at level 15 (75%) brightness for 8 hours a day. It was at level 17 for about two weeks, but I had a lot of fuzzy brown algae that seemed to disappear on it's own? I really like RGB lights so I decided to mount some to the light for nighttime viewing so I don't startle the fish by turning on the main lights. CO2 is running at ~1.5bps.
The Anubias Nana 'petite' was initially covered with black beard algae but disappeared on it's own in about a week and a half. Now, I get a new leaf about every 3-4 days. Fissidens is growing a bit slower and it's much closer to the light so I'm having minor algae issues but it's not noticeable so I don't really mind. I'm not sure what's going on with HC; i've never really tried growing it before. There's clearly new growth, but earlier last week it seemed like it was dying just as fast as it was growing. This week it seems better but we'll see. I received like a small node of dwarf hairgrass and decided to throw it into the back of the tank cause why not? It's starting to send out a few runners. I never had much success with Blyxa either and it doesn't really seem like it's growing a whole lot - it's not really getting any taller but it looks a bit bushier than when I first got it.
Also, ignore the drop checker. I don't think it's accurate as it's always green even when there's no CO2 running. It never turns blue. I think I need new 4dkh solution
First picture is the initial setup, while I was still playing around with the scape.
Not sure why the 2nd picture is sideways; it's upright on my computer... The tree wasn't completely water-logged when I first filled the tank so I used scissors to weight it down for a few days. This picture was taken right after I filled up the tank.
The last 2 pictures were taken almost a week ago. I'll take some new pictures tomorrow
Eheim Pimp #351, Classic 2213.
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Last edited by OhNo123; 09-17-2017 at 08:05 AM.
Reason: Update Fauna/Flora/Equip