12 gallon 36inch long Mr Aqua tank
Finnex LED striplight 20 watt with white
sponge filter and a small water circulator(not using it until the plants get a decent root hold, it was uprooting them)
Nope, nope nope. already spending too much. How is it we always find ourselves spending on these darn tanks?? Of course I casually read about CO2 for planted tanks, that cannot be good.
Caribsea black flourite , seachem black planting substrate and Carib sea forti flora.
Added on12/30/2014 four RCS shrimp from my 0.5L original shrimp tank. these were the four I could not catch when I moved them all to the 4.5 gallon.
hornwort, Crypts: balanese, wendltii;green, bronze and red. some are melting : (, Bits of Pogostemon helferi downoi(slow), dwarf hair grass(dying off, but also see little green shoots too Hmmm), micro sword narrow leaf doing well. . Sagittaria, flame moss, small bits of lobelia cardinalis, Limnophila aromatica 'hippuroides,
3 RCS. would like to add 12 fish school of neons. what type I'm not sure. Cardinals, blues?? can you mix them and they still be happy? 1/2/15 Actually have 4 RCS had to do Shrimp CPR on one,and it worked!
12/31- a lot of the plants are showing some growth. I added some Java fern plantlets from one in another tiny tank. they are growing fast! The hair Grass is unhappy although I am seening new green shoots underneath. they crypts are melting but some are sending up new leaves as well. the Helfieri is slow but there are some new whorls showing up too. Having some new tank algae showing up too. Low tech requires High patience. LOL 1/2/15 Dwarf Hair grass, meh...pogostemon doing well albeit slow. 1/2/15 Have some issues w string algae and fuzz etc. put water in from my pond plus an extra length of hornwort.