Im new to the forum, just wanted to share some pics and specs of my setup.
Flora - HC carpet (comming in very nicely). Rotala indica - which you cant see (its in the back left corner). Tape grass - in the back-mid (I think its Tape grass i can't remember lol!!
). 2 Marimo moss balls and I also can't remember the plants name thats on the left. so if someone wants to chime in please do lol
Fauna - 1 female Frucata Rainbow, sadly her mate died and the LFS took them away a week later which leads me to believe they weren't very healthy to begin with. Around 60 RCS (breeding like crazy), 3 Yellow shrimp, and 5 CRS (going to purchase 3 more in the next day or two)
Lighting - 3 (yes thats right i said 3 heheh
) Fluval 13W HO Power compacts on for about 12 hrs a day. These are ones I purchased after the faulty ones that were recalled (or replaced). I was lucky enough to not run into that "lighting" problem that many others faced as the lady at the LFS replaced mine with the newer fixture while i was buying the tank.
CO2 Setup - Fluval 88g CO2 kit running at 1 bubble every 4 - 5 sec, I know alot of people out there that dislike these products as the refills are so expensive, I for one am still on my first cartridge and it's been about 2 months now so i dont mind spending $50 every 6 months lol (I buy the 3 pk). Also im in the process of getting a new high quality glass diffuser/bubble counter and CO2 approved tubing and a nice brass check valve, should be here by friday, it's comming all the way from orlando FL YAY!! purchased from green leaf aquariums.
Filter - Im using the inter filter the kit came with right now but i DEFINATLY want to upgrade to a canister, im thinking of the fluval 105. What do u guys and gals think? I definatly want opinions on this please any problems or bad experiences?
Substrate - just the substrate the tank came with its called Fluval stratum for shrimp, works great no complaints plants can root like crazy in that stuff
Lastly I dose with Seachem Flourish twice a week and do a 30% water change once a week.
I forgot to mention i want to take out the drift wood and rocks and put a bigger piece of drift wood in the middle to grow some moss on perhaps. Im going to rip out that plant to the left I think aswell as its in a bad position I don't know what I was thinking hahaha. Once i take out the interal filter im going to put some pennywort in its place.
Comments, questions? dont be shy
- Sean k