Oji?s tank

Volume 10 Gallons
Make Dennerle
Model Scaper's Tank
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Introduction

This is a 10 gal Dennerle Scaper's Tank with a 5W LED that came with the tank. I got it kinda for my three-year-old, but really for me. I had guppies as a kid, but this is my first real go at it. Having issues with algae and nitrates - I hear it's actually a little harder with a smaller tank to keep parameters in line since any little thing can cause a big swing. It's a learning curve, but my inhabitants don't seem to mind too much. I already have a couple of baby RCS that are about 1cm long and getting gradually less shy.

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Measurements

8.0
pH
30
Nitrate
78
Temperature
4.0
Alkalinity
Nitrite
Ammonia
5
GH
Phosphate

Inhabitants

11 Fish

5 Celestial Pearl Danio Celestichthys margaritatus
3 Ember Tetra Hyphessobrycon Amandae
2 Pygmy Corydoras sp sp
Sterba's Corydoras Corydoras Sterbai

10 Invertebrate

Japonica Amano Shrimp Caridina japonica
Japonica Amano Shrimp Caridina japonica
Leopard Nerite Snail Neritina turrita
5 Red Cherry Shrimp Neocaridina denticulata sinensis
Red Cherry Shrimp Neocaridina denticulata sinensis
Zebra Nerite snail Neritina natalensis

8 Plants

Anubias Barteri v.Nana Anubias barteri var nana
5 Anubias Nana Petite Anubias barteri var nana
Java moss Vesicularia dubyana
Micro Sword Lilaeopsis brasiliensis

Equipment

Dosing
Dennerle Plant Elixir
Filter
Dennerle Nano Eckfilter
Dennerle Scaper's Flow filter

Dosing See more

Seachem Flourish Excel · Dennerle Plant Elixer · Dennerle E15 · Hydrogen peroxide 3%

Feeding See more

API bottom feeder pellet · API Tropical Flakes · Hikari Shrimp granules · Shrimp granules · Aqueon bloodworms · Hikari Spirulina Brine Shrimp · Hikari Fancy Guppy · Hikari Shrimp Cuisine · Aqueon Tropical Flakes · Cobalt Aquatics Tropical Flakes · Hikari Algae Wafers · Hikari Sinking Wafers

On average you perform a 12% water change every 10 days.

0% total water change in August.

Diary Entries View all Diary Entries

I can count at least seven individual red cherry shrimp, and the Amano shrimp are still going strong. I’m going to try more frequent water changes, and less frequent dosing of fertilizers and Excel, a
Two juvenile shrimp out and about! Thank goodness, because I’d recently lost two adults. 5 individuals visible in total. I think the big female is berried again, but she’s pretty good at hiding the eg
I saw at least one (maybe two) juvenile shrimp when I was cleaning the Java Moss! Hopefully I didn’t vacuum it up when I was cleaning the gravel today. Fingers crossed!!! None of the adults have any s
I’ll be interested to see if there are any baby red cherry shrimp spotted in the next few days. The largest female isn’t carrying eggs any longer, so I’m hopeful. In any case, this entry can be a litt
Noted one of the RCS has what appears to be Scutariella japonica on its rostrum. Pulled it out and dunked it for 30 sec in a 1 tbsb/1 cup tank water bath. I'm also going to remove any molts I see. I m
It’s amazing how little this tank has changed lately. There are currently eight baby guppies growing out in here. I moved six to the big tank recently because nitrates were trending up. I’m still wait

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