plant tank displayed above has a Perfecto SHO 55-watt Power Compact
Light with a 6700 K bulb over the rear of the tank and a Perfecto
Double-Strip Light with two 20-watt Vita-Lites over the front of
the tank. Photoperiod is seven hours.
Substrate is black gravel with laterite and ground up Terrapur that
has produced thick Cryptocoryne growth. AquaClear 300 filter with
sponge insert provides primary water circulation. Renaissance Prime
10 canister filter filled with Siporax provides biological filtration
and circulation for Ultralife 2"x12" CO2 Reactor. Compact
CO2 regulator and Metallic Check Valve, both high quality items
connected to Ultralife Bubble Counter. 20-pound CO2 canister secured
with bungee cord.
Water replaced with RO/DI water. Occasional 5-gallon water changes
and supplement of Floreal and Plant Gro. No carbon use. Temperature
kept at 79 degrees. pH kept at 7.0. GH and KH are at 6. Cardinal
Tetras, Flying Foxes, Panda Corydoras, Plecostomus and Otocinclus
are fed mainly with flake food and are occasionally fed freeze-dried
tubifex and frozen foods.
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