19th Month – (It’s a BOY!) NO filter, NO CO2, NO Ferts 5 Gallon Nano Tank

19th Month – (It’s a BOY!) NO filter, NO CO2, NO Ferts 5 Gallon Nano Tank

Video Channel: Foo the Flowerhorn

This is 19th month update. Turns out, Loomster is a sparkling gourami male. He started croaking mostly at night. He started to hunt the shrimp, but I haven’t seen him eat one yet. The yellow tuxedo guppies are fighting often. I never knew these guys were so violent toward each other. They don't bother anything else in the tank, though. I did see one nibble at the nerite's antennas. The plants are growing very fast. I think it’s b/c the temps are higher these days.

Merch: http://teespring.com/stores/foo-store

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The setup video: http://pokeclip.com/w-best-video-v_ZvmGJ...

NO filter, NO CO2, NO Ferts Planted Tank Series:

This is a Walstad Method tank. The credit goes to Diana Walstad for publishing the organic soil substrate method.

Check out her book in the link below if interested.
The book I read to make this aquarium:
Ecology of the Planted Aquarium by Diana Walstad(Hard cover) http://amzn.to/2tB4xiZ
Ecology of the Planted Aquarium by Diana Walstad(digital) http://amzn.to/2svT0Sy

4.6 gallon low iron rimless tank http://amzn.to/2yKTWST
5.4 gallon low iron rimless tank http://amzn.to/2y5YZeO
50W heater http://amzn.to/2tAQOsy
Heater cover so plants won't get burned http://amzn.to/2sw42ap
Tiny thermometer http://amzn.to/2tAwFmg
Magnetic thermometer http://amzn.to/2LRCrXd
(I'm using the tiny thermometer with a small rubber band to hold it in its place.)

Mini round shape magnet scrubber http://amzn.to/2zx6k8D
Miracle gro organic choice potting mix http://amzn.to/2tyHm9g
2~3mm gravel 20lb bag http://amzn.to/2gJ5tOl
2~3mm gravel 5lb bag http://amzn.to/2y3e3ih

Aquarium scissors http://amzn.to/2BXY1GW
Aquarium Tweezers http://amzn.to/2EWyAZe

TetraMin Flakes (gourami and shrimp food) http://amzn.to/2Gouypo

Camera: LG v10 (manual mode) stock app http://amzn.to/2JrwD4C
Clip 3 in 1 lens photo kit. I used the macro lens for close up shots. http://amzn.to/2HPggiF

Vegas Pro 15 http://amzn.to/2Hwu5C5

Amano Shrimp http://amzn.to/2PdYOY6
Blue velvet Shrimp http://amzn.to/2Oaw7yT
Cherry Shrimp http://amzn.to/2yfoU64
Chocolate Shrimp http://amzn.to/2P83jDv
Yellow Shrimp http://amzn.to/2OA2Ehr
CRS http://amzn.to/2IIOntq
Sunkist Shrimp http://amzn.to/2PcLQtS
Ghost Shrimp http://amzn.to/2ydKms1

Nerite snails http://amzn.to/2IF9sF8

The Best Growing Plants in this tank:
1. Ceratophyllum demersum (hornwort) http://amzn.to/2srT6HY
2. Duckweed http://amzn.to/2sl3G4p
3. Azolla imbricate (mosquito fern) http://amzn.to/2LapS8z
4. Najas Guadalupensis (guppy grass) http://amzn.to/2LLN8L8
5. Bacopa caroliniana http://amzn.to/2LIPFpj
6. Ludwigia Sp. Mini Super Red http://amzn.to/2J0SAfu

The rest:
Hemianthus glomeratus (pearl grass) http://amzn.to/2LIIPA5
Egeria densa (Anachris) http://amzn.to/2LJCUuO
Didiplis diandra http://amzn.to/2LJj4j2
Rotala rotundifolia (indica) http://amzn.to/2JbzLFF
Dwarf hairgrass http://amzn.to/2sjG2W1


Erik Satie
Gymnopedie no.1,2,3 played by Kevin Macleod

19th Month