Hey guys, I've been a long time reader but an infrequent poster, I decided to start documenting my 5.5g. I've had super low tech tanks with plants in them before, but this is really my first "real" planted tank.
5.5g Aqueon standard
2x9w CF Coralife 6700k fixture, 13w 6700k CF desk lamp (31 watts total or 5.6 wpg) Lights stay on about 8-10 hours a day.
Elite Mini underwater filter. Says its rated for 3 gallons, but when its fully cranked up its way too much flow for this tank.
Regular old Lowes play sand, taken from my 55g.
2 dark river rocks taken from a river about 400ft from the actual tank.
Wisteria, glosso, a small amazon sword (once its too big I'll hopefully have lighting upgrades on the bigger tanks), pygmy chain sword (narrow), and rotala indica.
4 corydoras pygmaeus, 2 otocinclus (1m,1f), 2 guppy fry, 3-4 RCS (2 berried).
Dosing Fe and K with water changes (15% every 3-4 days), Excel every other day. No plans for co2.
Tank was set up approximately 3-4 weeks ago as a fry tank, then I just started finding excuses to buy plants and supplies, and here I am. The tank's currently getting over a green water bloom that I suspect was due to fert OD, so I cut back and with water changes and turning the filter flow up, its slowly going away. The glosso I bought was in a low light tank at the lfs and was growing tall, so I just kinda snipped the roots and popped it all in, its still a little yellow and rough but I can definately see new green growth.
Please excuse the photos, I'm a pretty good photographer, but definately no expert on aquarium photography, and my cloudy water didn't help
I'll be updating you guys as things progress and grow in
. Any suggestions or critiques are more than welcome, I've still got plenty to learn about the planted side of the hobby.