It's been a long time since i've been on the TPT but now i'm back with a new tank.
So i have been toying around with the idea of doing a shrimp cube for a long time and since i had to get rid of my 55gal when i moved as i no longer have the space for a tank of that size i've down scaled to a 5G cube.
This is my first experience with tanks this small so if anyone has any advice/pointers or tips or could tell me where i am going wrong any advice / criticism would be appreciated.
Filter: Fluval Nano
Substrate: JBL AquaBasis Plus topped with JBL Manado.
Lighting: 9W Arcadia Light Pod.
CO2: JBL Bottle with my old Wave regulator running at 2BPS.
Ferts: 5ml JBL Ferropol every 50% weekly water change, 2 drops JBL Ferropol 24 every day, 2ml Seachem Flourish Excel every day.
So its been 3 weeks now and i originally tried to grow a HC carpet, this ended badly and i am almost 100% certain this was because of inadequate lighting, 50W 6500W GU10 Desktop lamp, which was then swapped out for a 13W 10000k bulb and to long of a photo period.
Just planted hc: http://i.imgur.com/ATMEe.jpg
2 weeks later: http://i.imgur.com/CMFiz.jpg
3 weeks later: http://i.imgur.com/HvlBI.jpg
As you can see, i had some serious problems with my HC. What exactly went wrong? I was hoping someone here could tell me to tell the truth..
Since the HC fiasco i have invested in a 9W Arcadia light pod
, and decided to give a glosso carpet a go since it is apparently alot easier to grow. I also got some moon rock and some more plants.
Tank currently: http://i.imgur.com/e2f3L.jpg
Ideally what i would like is some advise on what i'm doing wrong and what i could do to give my glosso the best possible conditions to carpet nicely.
Pic of my old 55gal if anyone is interested before i had to tear it down to move http://i.imgur.com/9wvfk.jpg