First nano - 5 gallon
Hi all, Been years since I've had an aquarium. Used to have a 55 gal long ago and gave it up when I left for college. I recently got a 5 gal nano tank and have it setup as planted for now, no livestock. Plan on eventually getting some shrimp and maybe a beta in a month or so.
I've never really had much success w/a planted aquarium in the past. This time around, I have a DIY CO2 setup with an air stone, which I've read isn't the best. However the air stone seems to be dispersing fine bubbles that is mixing well with the water movement generated by the power head. I have a ceramic diffuser and a CO2 drop test kit on the way.
For lighting I have a Finnex 10" Fugeray running in addition to the weaker LEDs that came with the tank. I'm not convinced that this is enough light as the Finnex has a PAR rating of 18 at 12". I was thinking about getting another Finnex 10", but not sure if it would make that much of an improvement. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! I have baby tears which I know need CO2 and good lighting. Yesterday the they were pearling O2 under the lights, so hopefully that is a good sign that they are happy.
Last edited by chiguy; 02-08-2016 at 01:12 AM.
Reason: add pearling image