Installed new Hygger DC pump and black 3/4” plastic outlet. VERY quiet operation. Also cleaned rocks and refilled. Started using new filter socks in sump. Bought Amazon Sword plants and smaller plants ($12.00) that look like small basil.
Total spent on fish and plants so far: $213. First fish died. 1 black skirt tetra.
Number 3: 1/3 water change and Ich treatment. Most white spots seem gone already.
Number 2: 1/3 (25 G) water change and Ich-X treatment.
First sign of ich on many of the fish. Did a 1/3 water change and first dose of 40 ml of Ich-X about 1800L.
Most of the glossostigma have been eaten now, probably by the Dalmatian Molly fish. They seem to like eating the plants more than others.
First sighting of a shrimp exoskeleton as they grow.
Dalmatian molly fish adapted very quickly to the tank. They ate food the same night and even nibbles on some lettuce pieces.
Bought new gravel sucker for ¥1500 at Makeman.