I dont know if this is the right place to post this. ( Moderaters please move if its needs to go to aquascaping )
I have a 100 Liter ( 25 Gal ) tank I will be showing the setup of for you guys.
Tank: AQUAh20 76cm
Lights: 8 x 14 Watt T5 giving me about 3.8 WPG on this tank. ( 10 000 Kelvin Mixed with 6500 Kelvin lights. )
Co2: Very little at about 2 Bubbles every 3 seconds. ( Soon to be removed )
Fertz: Not dosing any.
Substrate: Bottom layer of Natural River soil mixed with Sera Flora depot.Top layer of sand smoothing into pebble gravel to the back with higher to back slope.
Temp: 27 degrees C
PH: 6.5 ( Stable )
Plants: Various swords
Fish: Platies, Rams ( Breeding pair ), Ottos, Bristelnose, Corries, YoYo Loaches,Tetras, Rocket Pencil Fish, Blue I Rainbows.
Day of setup:
I had no problems with mirky water.Planted a bit of Tennelus and Microswords out of previous setups.All was fine at this stage.Added a few fish after testing water.
I planted a few plants just to get it started.Already had some nice pearling.No signes of distress in fish.
The next day I added much more plants as we all know the more plants the better.Still had loads of pearling.
This is the tank after 1 week:
Plants growing and settling in nicely.Fish all doing fine.No signes of any algae.Only problem is about 100 000 Hydras in the tank.Suspect they came form the river soil.Monitoring them closely.Added soem more fish to keep the fertz up.Moved one or 2 plants around.
2 Weeks after setup.
2 Weeks after setup and the tank have grown allot.Still no sign of Algae and the Hydras have mosty died off.Few left.Spotted sword made a seed sprout.Fish doing great.
Hope you guys enjoyed it.
Will post updates as it goes along.