I have had my spec for around 6 months and over the last week have read a lot of this sub forum and the other day I re did it. I have never had a planted tank before and thought i would take the plunge.
I have noticed that since doing it one of my grass bunches has uprooted. is it a problem to leave it until my next w/c to sort out?
Current occupants are two ghost shrimp and what the LFS called an assasin snail. These guys have been living in here the whole time and I did have a betta that past away a few months back.
I watched a lot of vids and read a lot of posts about planting glosso and my god was it time consuming and in the end I gave up and left it how it is.
Any body know the plant on the wood?
Substrate is just sand from the lfs, I have a heater and on order i have a 13watt fluval lamp and a small co2 system which should arrive monday.
The algea magnet is only there to dampen the flow from thefilter return tube until I either cover the outlet nozel with a small sponge (not sure how effective it will be) or I have heard that slitting the tube will assist.
water parameters are spot on and have been since cycling finished.
I do have a question or two.
How often and what should i feed the shrimp. I tend to stick 2 shrimp wafers in a week, but the shrimp seem to always be grazing on the wood.
I plan to get some more shrimp possible 2 more ghosts and some crystal reds however I need to research compatability etc.
I would like some fish in there to but realise it is a small tank. any ideas? If not I am happy with shrimp as they are fun to watch.
also what sort of lighting schedule is advisable?
Photos - apologies about the water marks, only seen then on the photos and missed them when cleaning.