Ok, here's the deal - I started my first tank two months ago knowing
Now, everything seems ok (fish wise at least.) I added some plants a month
ago and (details follow) need to know what I can do (preferably without
ripping the tank appart - my fish hate that "beer pitcher motel" ;-). My
* 10 Gal. Tank
* UGF/RUGF (1 plate has the standard uplift with a carbon filter, the
has a Penguin 550 Powerhead with the reverse undergravel kit)
* 1 Liter DIY suger/yeast CO2 generator hooked into the venturi intake
* 50 watt submerged heater (76 F)
* 2 small air pumps (1 for the UGF and 1 for an airstone in the tank)
* About 1.5" - 2" (varies front to back) of gravel (Brown quartz pea
* Fish : 3 Tiger Barbs
1 Pearl Gourami
1 Sunburst Platy
1 Pleco (fast outgrowing tank..)
* Plants :1 Lilaeopsis Novae-Zelandiae (Common name?)
1 Hygrophilia Angustifolia
1 Anacharis bundle
1 rather large Green Fanwart bundle (Cabomba Caroliniana ??)
2 Rooted Palm looking plants that I cannot Identify
pH is about (guessing because the test kit uses Bromothyl blue) about
7.6-8.0 and VERY resistant to lowering (2 7.0 Ph Right tablets had
Hard water (No test kit yet).
The fish seem happy (barbs are REAL red lately. Noses finaly colored!)
Now, I am also using Tetra FloraPride (K2O 3%, Fe+++ 0.02%) as directed
(inital 1 ml per 1 gallon, 1 ml per 2 gallons for water changes (2
Liters/Week). So, am I doing ok, or am I headed for on big compost pond?
Are their any newbie net-resources? Oh, I also have a 2 48" Aqua-Glo bulbs
(Fixture is mounted about 6" over the water surface (and I plan to add 2
more tanks under it, BTW ;-). Well?
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