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Six Gallon Led Tank

This is my tank, hope you like it!



Plants: Ludwigia, anubias nana, java fern, java moss

Inhabitants: 4 neon tetra, 2 glowlight tetra, some ramshorn snails

Light: 1 royal blue, 2 cool white, and 1 neutral white led attached to this CPU heatsink and running at 700mA. I wanted a cooler color mix and like it so far!

I add 1 tsp of liquid R/o right per gallon since we get our water from a desalination plant ( ~r/o water and melted my anubias when untreated) I only dose flourish.





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My yeast co2 reactor is working well with the nano diffuser. My only issue is that the bubbles dont pop at the surface but rather stick to the surface and are then pushed back under water by the filter flow and then stick to plants..


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Awesome lil tank. Everything looks good to me, if you could only find a way to reflect all of the light into the tank, so it doesn't blind you. thx
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The CO2 bubbles popping at the surface is a bad thing; that means the CO2 isn't getting diffused into the water, so it can't be used by plants.
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nicely done.
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The CO2 bubbles popping at the surface is a bad thing; that means the CO2 isn't getting diffused into the water, so it can't be used by plants.
yeah but would the bubbles being stuck to the plants (literally every plant) have any negative impact? Doesn't the co2 need to escape at some point?
I noticed my tank water tends to get cloudy ever since I started running the co2...


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You sure the plants aren't pearling?
yeah dog
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Update: ludwigia looking much more red and gave away of few java ferns

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Is that petrified wood?


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Is that petrified wood?
yup, I found it on ebay!
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