Friday, January 28, 2011

Glosso - almost there . . .

Day 28

Little fella pose for the camera. Do I look cute? :)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

+2.5ft Tank - Day 25

Glosso almost cover the entire soil area. Continue to dose 1ml of BorneoWild Growth & ADA Brighty K everyday. No sign on algae yet.

GUSH Co2 Checker

Another new toy

Good quality glass despite cheaper price compare to other brand.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

GUSH Glassware

Nice and fun packaging

My new toys...suitable for nano tank. The inlet pipe can be used on tank up to 8mm thickness.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

+2.5ft Tank - Progress Pic

Small picture to show the progress of the tank from Day 1 to Day 18.

From the picture, better spectrum is achieved using Giesemann bulb compare to original Katana bulb (1st pix)

+2.5ft Tank - Day 18

Day 18. Fluorescent green glosso covering ~60% of the soil surface. Tank temperature ~22C.

Camera shy Badis . . .

Sunday, January 16, 2011

+2.5ft Tank - Day 16

Little oto @ work.

Added 2 x Badis bengalensis. Hopefully they can devour all the little bugs creeping all over my rock/soil during night time. Buffet time!!

2nd paragraph caught my attention. I am dosing 1ml everyday now.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

+2.5ft Tank - Day 15

FTS - Day 15

2 main liquid fertilizer/supplement to boost the growth.

Baby Otos.

Friday, January 14, 2011

+2.5ft Tank - Day 12

FTS - Day 12

Glosso growing nicely. Still no sign of algae.

Yet to be dirty glassware.

1) Added in 5 little cute baby otos
2) Start to dose liquid fert - BorneoWild Growth and ADA Brighty K. Both less than 1ml daily.
3) Continue to dose 2 drops of ADA Phyton Git and dilute small amount of BorneoWild Bacter Crystal after each water change.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Oto Reporting In

Oto 1 : Line up nicely, boss is looking at us.
Oto 2 : Just because you are bigger, doesn't mean I have to listen to you.
Oto 3 : Shut up!..just line up.

New Light Bulbs!

Replace 2 x 24W T5HO Original light bulb (Katana) with 2 x 24W T5HO Giesemann Powerchrome Midday. I prefer the spectrum of this light over China made bulb.

+2.5ft Tank - Glosso Growth

Day 2

Day 7

Greener now compare to Day 1 :)

Glosso Anyone? O_O

Saturday, January 8, 2011

+2.5ft Tank - Setup Day

Sprinkle 1 bottle each of BorneoWild Balance, BorneoWild Boost P, BorneoWild Bacter Crystal and BorneoWild Bacter Energy on the bottom of tank.

ADA Amazonia I (Normal+Powder), ADA Powersand and small lava rock are transferred over from 5ft tank. Hardscape consist of bigger dark grey lava rock, recycled from previous nano 1ft tank setup.

Ewwww, MILO in my tank!. . . . performing WIWO to clear out soil dust before planting. Very important step if you do not want soil dust covering plant leaves after planting.

Better now? Nope. . . Still waiting for it to clear up more . . .

Better clarity now . . . :) :) :) Need to start planting soon . . .

Thursday, January 6, 2011

+2.5ft Shallow Iwagumi Tank

. . . Day 5

Tank Specs:
Dimension: 77cm (L) x 35cm (W) x 30cm (H).
Light: 24w T5HO x 4, currently turn on ~5hours daily.
Substrate: ADA Amazonia I + ADA Powersand Special + Small lava rocks + BorneoWild substrate additives (BorneoWild Balance, Boost P, Bacter Crystal and Bacter Energy - 1 bottle for each).
Hardscape: Lava rock.
Filtration: Eheim Ecco Pro 2036 connected to Cal Aqua Lab nano glass lilypipe (in+out).
Co2: Approx 1bps via glass ceramic diffuser.
Additives/Supplement: 1/3 push of Brighty K daily and sprinkle small amount of BorneoWild Bacter Crystal after each water change.
Flora: Glosso
Fauna: None atm but will keep high grade CRS in future.
Maintenance: 70% WC every day.

Note - Soil is recycled from previous 5ft setup. Lava rock is reused from previous 1ft setup.