My Aquarium

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Introduction

This is my first attempt at a planted aquarium, so I began with a 20 gallon long tank and easy to grow plants. I added DIY CO2 (citric acid and baking soda) at approximately 1 bubble per second, and most of the plants seem to be growing in quite well. I have three 100w CFL bulbs with reflector hoods for lighting.
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  • Red Cherry Shrimp / Neocaridina heteropoda

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Lighting

I am using three 300w CFL bulbs and reflector hoods.
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  • Chinese Algae Eater / Gyrinocheilos aymonieri

Measurements

161
Calcium
14
GH
Nitrite
Ammonia
77
Temperature
6.6
pH
Nitrate

Inhabitants

At this time I have one Chinese Algae Eater and three Cherry Shrimp.

1 Fish

Chinese Algae Eater Gyrinocheilos aymonieri

6 Invertebrate

3 Red Cherry Shrimp Neocaridina heteropoda
3 Red Cherry Shrimp Neocaridina heteropoda

4 Plants

Amazon Sword Echinodorus bleheri
Java Moss Vesicularia dubyana
Micranthemum "Monte Carlo' micranthemum tweediei
Rotala wallichii Rotala walichii

Equipment

Lighting
3 CFL
Parts
CO2 Drop Checker
Fluval CO2 88 CO2 Bubble Counter
Fluval CO2 88 Ceramic CO2 Diffuser
Bulb
4 Ecosmart

Additives

I am dosing the tank with 2.0 mL of Excel per day and 1.2 mL of Flourish 2 times per week.

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