Bedroom Tank

Chicago
Volume 26 Gallons
Make Aqueon
Model 26 Bow Front
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Introduction

Bought this Tank used and the previous owner had it running for about a year. When I got it, it was in bad shape. It was overrun with a severe snail problem, the plants weren't well positioned and it had a lot of cyanobacteria.

I had been away from the hobby for approximately 5 years and this tank I will use to experiment and get my feet and arms wet as I begin a foray back into my hobby.

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Measurements

Nitrate
Temperature
254
TDS
Phosphate
10
GH
6.0
Alkalinity
Nitrite
Ammonia
6.7
pH
0
Iron

Inhabitants

21 Fish

3 Endler's Livebearer Poecilia sp.
4 Endler's Livebearer Poecilia sp.
12 Endler's Livebearer Poecilia sp.
2 Otocinclus Catfish Otocinclus sp.

8 Invertebrate

5 Assassin Snail Clea helena
3 Assassin Snail Clea helena

51 Plants

Alternanthera Reinicki "Mini Alternanthera Reinicki
8 BACOPA MADAGASCARIENSIS Bacopa Madagascariensis
Christmas Moss Vesicularia montagne
2 Java Fern Lace Microsorum pteropus 'Windelov'
3 Java Fern Lace Microsorum pteropus 'Windelov'
20 Jungle Val Vallisneria americana gigantea
2 Pogostemon Erectus Pogostemon Erectus
13 Pygmy Chain Sword Echinodorus tenellus
Rotala macrandra Rotala Macrandra

Equipment

Lighting
Fish Tank Aquarium Light 24" 4x24w T5 HO Lamp Fixture
Heater
Quanest Heater
Aquarium
Stand
Skimmer
Pump
Fusion Quiet Power Model 500
Aeration
Atomic CO2 Bubble Counter - With Integrated Check Valve
2 Atomic CO2 Diffuser - 50MM
GLA MINI-SS Paintball CO2 Regulator
Media
2 Blue Ribbon Filter Floss
Pinkyfilter
Additive
ADA Iron Bottom
Gelatin Capsules
Oscomote Plus
Seachem Trace
Ultralife Blue-Green Slime Stain Remover
Bacteria
Other
Aqueon Water Changer 25 Feet
CO2Art Drop Checker
CO2Art Drop Checker Solution
2 Empire Paintball 24oz CO2 Tank
Marina Holding & Breeding Box

Feeding See more

TetraColor Tropical Flakes · New Life Spectrum Thera-A Pellets · Omega One Veggie Rounds · Zucchini Slice · San Francisco Bay Brand Sallys Frozen Blood Worms · New Life Spectrum Small Fish Formula · Hikari Mini Algae Wafers · New Life Spectrum Hex Shield · Brine Shrimp · Blackworms · Hikari · Pro Krill

On average you perform a 63.9% water change every 27 days.

0% total water change in June.

Diary Entries View all Diary Entries

Set Skimmer to run all the time.
Added a Breeder Box.
Hasbrosus:

The one that I accidentally netted & dropped in the sink didn't make it...
Moved Spray bar to left side of tank. Let's see how it goes.
Netting the cuttings I swiped up one of my Hasbrosus. He might be to damaged because I may have noticed too late.
Hasbrosus:

Actually lost two. Going to look into picking some up next time I'm at Fish Planet. Bummer.

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Acknowledgements

I will eventually break down this tank and do an aquascape of my own.