8 Months Update - (Too Many Shrimps) NO filter, NO CO2, NO Ferts 5 Gallon Nano Tank
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This is 8 months update. The fish are called Sparkling or Pygmy gourami.
I contemplated about raising the Amano larvae. I just think it’s way too much trouble. It requires setting up a separate salt water tank, then worrying about feeding, temperature, lighting, salinity, ro/di water, and water changes for 6 weeks or so. I’ve done salt water tanks for two years in the past, so I'm not new to salt water… but if I succeed, I would be left with hundreds of Amanos to deal with. The larvae is a very good protein source for the growing gouramis.
I think there’s been some confusion with the shrimplets. Amanos have never successfully bred in this tank. All of the shrimplets are another shrimp species. The wild kind. They were labeled as feeder shrimp. I think they are closely related to cherry shrimp. Amanos release larvae, not fully grown shrimplets. And the larvae needs salt water to develop into shrimp. The wild kind releases fully grown tiny shrimplets when breeding.
The shrimp population has exploded. All of the little shrimplets are growing up. I think nearly all of the newborns are being eaten by the gouramis.
The gouramis are showing adult traits already. The big ones have become territorial and started to protect small areas of the tank. I think two have become a pair already. If they breed…oh the drama! Catching other gouramis is gonna be crazy. Also, what am I gonna do with a new generation of gouramis!? The original 4 gouramis are doing fine in the other tank. They are very territorial.
The plant growth has accelerated. I think it’s b/c the temperature reached 28°C, or 83°F once in a while in the tank.
Still no filter, no co2, and no ferts.
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3 months update: http://pokeclip.com/w-best-video-v_xut0Y...
2 months update: http://pokeclip.com/w-best-video-v_BBGcP...
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.
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
Daphnia eggs http://amzn.to/2IXY4Y2
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
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
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
Gnossienne 1: played by Nikolay_G soundcloud.com/nikolay_g/erik-satie-gnossienne-1
Gnossienne 2: played by Fenixian soundcloud.com/fenixian/gnossienne-n-2
Gymnopedie 2: played by Kevin Macleod