I just set up a nano planted tank today and I wanted to show to you guys.
I read up on the DIY Co2 setup last night and I wanted to try it.
I woke up this morning and poked a hole in a bottle cap, then I forced a piece of hoes through it. then I used some acrylic sealant I had.
drying out on top of the tv
I have a microscopic mode on my camera so I took these cool pics
I went to the store today and bought a beta and some plants that kind of match the colors. You can't see the colors very well in this pic though. I'm not sure what kind of plant it is, I know they told me, I just don't remember.
I had this old fish bowl and I wanted to set it up with some plants and put it in the window.
I have an undergravel filter for this bowl, I put some fresh carbon in it.
I got a "stone" that makes fine sized bubbles and put it on the end of the hole going into the filter.
the reason I did this is because I want to try to get as much Co2 into this tank as I can without going all out with a huge project (I found a design to do it for $35 and I am going to try that on my 30 gal)
I will be bringing in the Co2 along with regular air, I put a T junction on the hose, I also put a stopper on the hose going to the Co2.
I picked up a bag of Eco-Complete to use for substrate. This stuff is so expensive that I'm not going to be able to buy it all at once for my big project, so I am trying to buy a little at a time until I have enough for my 120 gallon. I am only using a few handfuls of the stuff in this little bowl, the guy at the store said that the rest of it should stay good as long as it stays wet. so I put it in a big trash bag, opened it carefully, and made sure to close it up tight.
then I put in the plants...
I set up the bottle and the air pump first, just to make sure I knew where everything was going to go.
the very last thing I did was put into this bottle 2 cups of sugar and one 1/4 oz packet of yeast (not pictured).
do you think that will be enough? should I change the mixture? this is my first attempt so please give me any advice you have.
I haven't put in the beta just yet, here is a picture of the whole thing.
so, what do you think?