Update, New Plants and Added Fish
So here is an update on this little tank. I am very happy with how it is going so far and everything is growing in nicely. Other than BDA (diatoms), a little GHA, wood fungus/bacteria and some crypt melt and immersed to submersed growth issues things have been going well. The MC has really started to fill in nicely and I am hoping that it will surround that rock on the right and the Buce Brownie Blue is now expressing the blue, see attached pic. I recently added two new plants and rearranged a couple of others. Here is a list of plants currently in the scape:
UNS Crypt wendtii brown (Indonesian Variant)
Crypt Lutea Hobbit
Buce Black Tears
Buce Brownie Blue
Buce Catherinae Red Mini
Buce Dark wave
Buce Lamandau Mini Purple
Buce Kedagang mini
Buce Ultra Green
Christmas moss Mini
I have also added a couple of amanos and 10 Chili rasboras. I am waiting on an order of 8 Tiger shrimp to complete the flora in the tank. Currently running at 0,0,5 for NH4, NO2 and NO3 and PO4 at 0.25. I am dosing Easy Green about twice a week, Easy Iron at a couple of drops once or twice a week and Easy Carbon just to combat some GHA (the good thing is that it is pretty much only growing in the christmas moss).
I am using pressurized CO2 using 45g CO2 cartridges and the UNS single stage regulator with solenoid. It is working really well and was the only one with a solenoid that I could find that would work with the CO2 cartridges I got from EBAY. I figure that one cartridge should last me about 4 to six weeks and at $5 per cartridge it isn't that bad. It is also a super small set up that is completely hidden behind the tank itself.
Last edited by jmontee; 07-01-2019 at 01:51 PM.