Instevens, Yes that may be true, but since I am out of work due to serious illness, and short term disability hasn't kicked in yet I literally have no money,luckily we have two incomes so I don't think we will become homeless. My tank is my distraction from all this and adds some joy to my situation.
houseofcards, I have
28 gal heavily planted
30% water change once a week
Aquaticlife fixture with 2 T5HO bulbs
A small 10 inch LED 10" strip light with blue and white bulbs mostly because I like the moon lighting and I can get a sunset affect in the evenings by just running the white lights
Echo complete, now supplemented with fert tabs
I dose Flourish comprehensive, and Flourish Iron once a week
Amazon sword which I prune back fairly often
assorted java fern
lots of jungle val
madigascar lace (its having a bit of trouble but since adding co2 its coming along)
Aponogeton boivinianus Its also coming along
Anubias and Aubias nana
Warning this tank is a bit over stocked !
7 Panda Corys
10 Pork Chop Rosboras
12? Emerald Dwarf Rosboras I only see them if i sit very still by the tank and during feeding time
2 pairs of Aphyosemion australe
6-8 cherry shrimp
3 assassin snails
pond snials and Malaysian trumpet snails
every one is happy and spawning
I do water testing 2 times a week just to make sure everything is all good emeralds need really clean water but all my parameters are consistently at zero.
This was my first planted tank set up Ive had it for about 6 years, I've had a couple of fishpocalypses in that time, all very good learning experiences. It is now finally very balanced no algae problems, for now anyway, (there will always be algae) ,at this time it is in balance.
I am planing two more tanks
A 10gal CRS tank, and a 50 gal SE Asian Gourami habitat.
I bought the 50gal used for $60, which tuned out to be a 47gal and am in the process of resealing it.
I also bought a 60 gal used for $60, It seems very old and its kind of a monster, weighs twice as much as the newer tank. I'm going to clean it up and refurbish that tank to, but I don't know what I'm going to do with it yet.
This is all going to take me forever I fatigued easily so can only work for short periods of time. But that's OK the point is to do what you love right!
28 gal low tech
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