I am in the process of doing a journal but would thought I would share the latest shot of my tank, I am pleased with the progress so far but opinions from an outside source would be appreciated. Oh it's 130 liters
Thanks cs and Ivan was planning on moving it next water change
Tank is 130 liters
600mm wide 600m tall and 300mm front to back
nitrate < 5 ppm
nitrite 0 ppm
ammonia 0 ppm
Water changes are done every 2 days 10liters at a time using my mini vac/siphon I made to clean rubbish out while doing the water change.
Red Tiger lotus
Small sword (unknown species)
Medium Sword (unknown species)
Small piece of horn wort soon to be removed.
Algae eater (will be removed when I can find SAE)
2 B/N Catfish
Golden Panchax (added by mistake with tetras lfs error soon to be removed)
3 R/N Tetras (8 more to be added)
Soon to be added 2 wild pattered angels
I use rain water to fill my tanks as our tap water is a joke.
I run 2x2 liter bottles of DIY Co2 recipe is 2 cups of sugar a sachel of bakers yeast then fill with water warmed to 40 degrees c about 10cm from the top, I find the warm water gets it going quicker. I make a new batch for one bottle every 2 weeks alternating bottles each time.
From this company http://www.aquagreen.com.au/catalog.html and I have found them to be fantastic really great I also add 2 dried speed poo pellets under all my root feeders this seems to give them a rapid boost until the roots reach the dino dung.