Aqua's Tank

Texas
Volume 5 Gallons
Dimensions 17'' x 6'' x 10.6''
Make Fluval
Model Spec V
Timeline

Introduction

The main occupant of this aquarium, a betta named "Fishy," was given to my daughter by her grandparents in July 2012. This is his second "upgrade." The first upgrade was from his tiny .25 gallon container to a 3 gallon (which has been repurposed as my saltwater Pico Tank).

Photos

Lighting

9/5/15: Replaced original stock light with new version; most of the LEDs on the original had burned out/failed over the past year; new light is identical *but* now has a shield protecting the lights from water spray

Original: Stock light (LED) for the Fluval Spec V

Measurements

116
TDS
78
Temperature
0
Copper
8
GH
2.0
Alkalinity
Ammonia
5
Nitrate
0
Nitrite
7.4
pH
Salinity

Inhabitants

The original resident: Fishy, male betta acquired in July 2012
Joined by two otocinclus catfish, Stripey and Tadpole, in August 2013
And a small population of red cherry shrimp

4 Fish

Betta - Female Betta splendens
Otocinclus Catfish Otocinclus sp.
Otocinclus Catfish Otocinclus sp.
Otocinclus Catfish Otocinclus sp.

7 Invertebrate

7 Red Cherry Shrimp Neocaridina denticulata sinensis

6 Plants

3 Aquatic plants
Dwarf Hair Grass Eleocharis acicularis
Java Moss Vesicularia dubyana

Equipment

Additives

None

Feeding See more

Flakes for Fishy · Top Fin Algae Thins (x2) for RCS · Algae wafers · flakes for Fishy · algae wafer (1) for otos · Aqua four pellets · Aqua flakes · treat for Aqua (freeze-dried bloodworms) · Aqua five pellets · a pinch of bloodworms for a treat · one algae wafer

On average you perform a 33.9% water change every 67 days.

0% total water change in August.

Diary Entries View all Diary Entries

One of the RCS is berried; looks like there could be babies any day, although they'll probably end up as snacks for Aqua.
Water for WC has pH of ~6.0 / 6.4
Six of seven RCS spotted during WC
Removed one deceased TCS; seven survivors confirmed during WC. The Java moss looks like it's settling in and maybe even growing; definitely green at any rate. The remaining dwarf hairgrass is also loo
Also added four(?) clumps of Java moss. It's messier than I expected. I hope I don't regret the addition, but I wanted more places for the RCS to hang out.
Eight RCS have been acclimated and added. Aqua is much more interested in them than Fishy ever seemed to be, so I hope none end up as late-night snacks. I did warn G that there could be casualties.

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