Planted Tank Obsessed
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: San Diego, CA, USA
The Ammonia and Nitrite consistently test 0 or bounce along on the surface of 0 (occasional .25 Ammonia or Nitrite, usually 0, never any more). I feel like it's cycled okay, but who knows.
I'll drop back on the food, but it's super minimal now (every other day one of the following: bare pinch of Hikari Micro Pellets, bare pinch of Cyclop-Eeze, fragment of a Daphnid frozen block thawed in a cup of tank water). Upon reflection, I've been experimenting with various supplemental foods for the Oto, I'll try knocking those off entirely or dropping in an occasional algae tab *sliver* at most.
I am adding Flourish, Flourish Iron and Excel, trying to do it without CO2 for this tank. I can add Flourish Potassium, too.
I picked up a couple micro swords (novaezelandiae) tonight. Any other suggestions for plants?
I have not been able to find better light for this, I have a 10w 5100 CFL in there, that's the best I have seen with a "screw in" standard bulb interface to fit my tank. Can I just get a regular one from the hardware store? My sense is "no". The Clown Killies beget a hood and there aren't a wealth of alternative options for a 5g, so switching lighting is tricky.