Well, I have been in and out of fish tanks for a few years now, and we are only fairly new to Oklahoma. I've been lurking the forum for awhile and have been absent since I originally joined, but I thought I would attempt my first tank journal.
standard ten gallon
Finnex Fugeray Planted+ 20" LED strip
miracle grow organic choice potting mix with a pool filter sand cap and natural clay mixed in (not enough overall substrate! Live and learn I guess)
SunSun 106(I think) small external canister
7 Neon tetras
4(remaining) red cherry shrimp
Flora: (and I hope I get them all right)
Green cabomba(newest addition, only a week in the tank but already shooting roots)
Dwarf baby tears
...and some crypts(I think)
Duckweed to keep down excess nutrients
I started the tank back in October with my first attempt at a dry start method to see which would grow better, the baby tears or the petsmart hairgrass...
After a couple weeks it looked like the baby tears was becoming the loser in the dry start, the hairgrass seemed at a dead standstill with no progress while the baby tears seemed to be slowly dying off. I had to remove some larger chunks before it was all said and done and I began to flood the tank. I blame it on my inexperience and the original inadequate light that was installed.
Now though, and I will admit...I pretty much forgot my plan to keep a time-lapse photo update (haha) the tank is running better than I thought it would and the baby tears seems to have surpassed the hairgrass in terms of growth. I regularly see pearling and I love how thick it's grown in!
The only dosing I do is a daily dose of 1.5 ml of Excel, and once a week (as of last week) 1.5ml of Flourish.
So tell me what you think? Input/comments/questions? I'd love some feedback!
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