From this 4+ years ago....
and eventually this tank of death and despair....
and as of today, the rebirth....
It will be housing my red neos from my 12" cube Mr. Aqua. Current setup is:
11g Mr. Aqua 19" x 11.5" x 11.5"
AquaClear 30, might upgrade to an AC50
Finnex 24/7 Planted+ LED light strip
Java Fern regular
Java Fern narrow leaf
A few crypts...no idea which
Black lava rock "sand"
Local blue stone with some pretty cool white quartz stripes...might not show well in pics...I'll try to get better
Couple sticks of cholla
Might attach some Java Fern to so Manzanita sticks at some point and drop in the tank. I have some nice fern in the 12" cube...just not sure how to incorporate it into the new tank yet.
Neos. Just a mix of fire red and a few painted. Had some OEBT...might still be a couple in there...but they haven't done fantastic for me. One of these days I'm determined to make them work.
Snails. Pond and ramshorn. They don't bother me...so I just let them be.
Probably going to add a few amano shrimp at some point...soon as I can find some locally or when I'm ready to place an order from someone that sells them in addition to whatever else I'm ordering.
Dosing ThriveS. Bumping up to 2x weekly for now to see how that works out. Tank has only been planted for 10 days. Light has been over it for 3 days but for the 7 days prior I had my sbreef FW light over the tank. So I need to play with and dial in lighting and ferts. Tank has been running empty (substrate only) for probably 6 weeks...fishless cycle. It's ready for the shrimp transfer. Doing that over the next few days as I can catch them.