11 Months Update - (Peace and Balance) NO filter, NO CO2, NO Ferts 5 Gallon Nano Tank

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11 Months Update - (Peace and Balance) NO filter, NO CO2, NO Ferts 5 Gallon Nano Tank

Video Channel: Foo the Flowerhorn

This is 11th month update. The fish are called Sparkling or Pygmy gourami.
The first leaf was boiled baby cabbage. The second leaf feeding was boiled spinach. The trick is to boil the leaf for 10 minutes or so, so that the leaf is very soft for the shrimp to tear it easily.

Everything’s in a pretty good balance. The fish are peaceful toward each other. The shrimp are doing fine. The plants are at an optimum health and growth. I really like that the grass has filled up nicely. The hair grass took really long time for it to get to this point.


10 months update http://pokeclip.com/w-best-video-v_T8ZAW...
9 months update http://pokeclip.com/w-best-video-v_Im9lD...
8 months update http://pokeclip.com/w-best-video-v_OLh-4...
7 months update http://pokeclip.com/w-best-video-v_pyftw...
6 months update http://pokeclip.com/w-best-video-v_Rpi4C...
5 months update http://pokeclip.com/w-best-video-v_dU5iz...
4 months update http://pokeclip.com/w-best-video-v_FtdkR...
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:
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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



Shrimps:
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

Music:

Erik Satie
Gymnopedie no.1 played by Accou
Gymnopédie no. 1 (Harp arr.) performed by Peter J
Gnossienne 1: played by Nikolay_G soundcloud.com/nikolay_g/erik-satie-gnossienne-1
Gymnopedie no.2 played by Kevin Macleod

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