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Just thought I'd share my high tech fluval flex 9gal. Doing a Monte Carlo carpet with some bacopa monnieri and Salvinia Auriculata. Looking forward to this aquarium!
FYI photo was taken 5 minutes after first fill of the aquarium that's the bubbles on the glass.

Things in this list include later added items

Substrate
Tropica Soil for base
Tropica powder Soil for top layer

Nutrition
Tropica Nutrition pills
Tropica Premium Furtilizer

Heater
Marineland precision 50w
Temperature 23°C


Co2
Fluval 95g co2 kit
Hydra aquatics co2 - paintball Adapter
20oz co2 cyilder (not setup yet waiting for included co2 bottle to empty)
Serchem glass spiral defuser 2 in 1 bubble counter
FZONE solenoid - inline
(Using the included co2 tank before assembling the larger cylinder)
Searchem glass PH indicator
Searchem glass pollen 17mm bubble counter

CO2 schedule
CO2 On at 8am (lights on at 9am)
CO2 Off at 8pm (lights off at 9pm)

Filter
Maximum amount of fluval Bio Rocks
AZOO 250 surface skimmer

Maintenance
25% water change every Monday and Thursday.
Furtilize every morning


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4 days after being setup. Monte Carlo started pearling this morning all plants are doing amazing massive growth throughout the aquarium. AZOO surface skimmer was added to the rear filter compartment. Searchem glass PH indicator added.
 

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7 day update.

After 6 days of cycle and adding searchem stability I've added 6 galaxy rasboras.

Thinking of removing sylvania as it grows way to fast. I've had to remove half of it twice.
 

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That's pretty fast to add fish. Do you know what levels of co2 your running?
22ppm
I have used searchem stability and tested the water extensively and it is perfect for live stock. Celestial pearl danios are great to help cycle a tank. With that being said I would not introduce them if the water was unhabitable.
I am waiting for the tank to cycle more before adding invertebrates possibly 2 months so they will be able to feed off the aquarium.

I understand the concern and this is the fastest any tank I have scaped has been ready for live stock.
 

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I've added some alternanthera reineckii mini to add some red to the aquarium hopefully it grows well! Any tips are welcomed!


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3 week update. inline silonoid has been added along with a philips hue smart switch.
10 blue shrimp have been also added not 100% sure the exact line of shrimp.
Fine filter mesh has been added into both the bottom and top intakes so the shrimp won't go into the filter area.




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Late to this discussion. Your tank is GORGEOUS. I set up a flex 15 early January. I’m excited and encouraged to see plants with higher light requirements thriving.

Any updates a 10 months out?
 
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