i actually had this fish tank since the beginning of november. i bought it to reward myself from all the overtime and stress i was having from my job. too bad the week after i purchased everything, the work load at the job decreased and i was laid off. i had thoughts of selling everything and this tank definitely added stress in my life. but now, 5 months later this tank is starting to look decent and i'm really glad i kept everything.
one of the reasons it took me so long to start a journal is because i hate trying to remember latin scientific names for plants and fish and i also hate testing the water. so, let me warn you ahead of time...just rate this journal now with a 1 star because this is gonna be the least descriptive journal ever.
so here we go...
ada mini m
solar mini m (stock 27watt bulb)
eheim ecco 2232 (flowrate value turned halfway)
5lb co2 tank with milwaukee regulator
eth 200w inline heater
substrate is AS, and i have old black wood from afa and yamaya stone to prop the wood up and hold it down.
started with glosso, but now i have hair grass
and i red stem plant i don't know the name of
7 green neon,
7 small sliver fish i don't know the name of
4 cherry shrimp (now about 20)
heres a picture of the tank during initial setup.
a month later with new doaqua lily pipes, diffuser, and 4 cherrys.
these lily pipes were so clean and at this stage, the tank was algae free.