My 10 gallon dirted tank need opinions and suggestions
Hello everyone this will be my first posted tank on this site. I currently have 5 fish tanks but this is my most recent project. This was a 10 gallon tank for plants I was selling but I have since decided to turn it into an actual fish tank. I have a gold honey gourami, three white clouds and a banjo catfish. Once the banjo catfish gets a little bigger he will be moved to my 75 gallon community tank. This tank was recently switched from a liquid fertilizer tank to a dirted tank. The liquid fertilizer tank also was just plants thrown in no scaping at all. This has a 20 gallon hang on back filter with the carbon removed from the filter and lucky bamboo put in for extra filtration. This tank also has a do it yourself co2 system at a rate of one bubble per 1 to 2 seconds. I was dosing flourish Excel and regular flourish along with API leaf zone but have since stopped after adding dirt. I will be watching to see if I need to begin dosing again.
Now on to some tank parameters. PH is 7, ammonia is zero, nitrites is 0, nitrate is zero, temperature is kept at a steady 76 degrees, and light cycle time is 10 hours from 10 AM to 8 pm. I run 2 23 watt CFL bulbs in standard clamp fixtures.
I will apologize first for the bad quality pictures. In the next few days I will take clear pictures. I broke my galaxy 4 and only have a Galaxy Tab to take pictures with now. Also I just recently dirted this thing so the water is cloudy. The second picture shows labels of the plant names and position. The Ludwigia, rotala and bacopa are short and unable to be seen. They are of course all behind the rocks. I'm unsure if I will be keeping the giant baby tears in the front. I also may not keep the java moss where it is. I am looking for a foreground plant to carpet the very front of the tank or I would like to try and possibly use java moss as a carpet. Has anyone tried that? I would like any feedback good or bad about this tank and what I could possibly do to make it look better.
Sorry I posted this in the wrong section. Could someone please move this to the tank journals section?
Last edited by somewhatshocked; 10-26-2015 at 06:34 PM.