Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
5.5 Jungle Blackwater
Hello everyone. Thought I’d post my latest nano tank.
2 Azoo 60 HOBs in each corner
Lightly diffused CO2 for 1st 2 months
Up Aqua Pro Planted LED 15
Fluval Statum capped with river gravel
Spider wood and river stone hardscape
Alder cones, Indian almond leaf litter
Mostly trimmings and leftovers:
Amazon swords (rosette, compacta, osiris)
Narrow leaf java fern
Crypts (walkerii, parv, lutea, etc)
Anubias (minima, nana, lanceo)
Ludwigia (ovalis, repens)
Blue willow Hygro
Pygmy chain sword
Marino algae ball
A ton of-
dwarf water lettuce,
Salvinia oblongifolia (really cool leaves that resemble a cat’s tongue), and
Too much duckweed
Some Pothos hanging out of tank too
12 Embers Tetras
3 Amano Shrimp
+\- 20 Cherry Shrimp brood
Pink Ramshorn Snail and brood
This tank has been going for about 3 months now and has really matured well in such a quick time. Seeded with plenty of genetically superb bacteria. I am always adding commercial bacteria solutions and mixing medias amongst my other tanks to hopefully maintain a constant influx of fresh strong and varied genetics.
As with most of my tanks, I make many Walstad methods but do about a 30% wc once a month.
I dose occasionally and intermittently with Seachem florish and excel. No algae after the brown diatoms I always get in new tanks, high gh here in this part of CA.
No signs of stress in the stock. I’m def ready to clear out some of these floaters too.
Thanks and enjoy.