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Hello guys I just thought I would start a journal sort of thing for my newly setup Walstad Tank and my low tech journey with it . This tank is a 28 litre/ 7 gallon tank that housed some baby bristlenose plecos and my dwarf puffer for sme time until I moved my bristlenose fry out on the 23rd of July. The tank was practically bare except for a piece of mopani wood with anubias nana on it and a plant pot. I scrubbed the tank out on the 23rd and added Tropica plant substrate, then playsand and in some areas natural gravel. I then planted some anacharis, some jungle val, my anubias log and some water wisteria. I also added a heater and my dwarf puffer later that day. The next day I noticed some cloudiness so I did a 50% water change and added prime and also some microswords that I had bought that day to sand area which I cornered off with some small round pebbles and then planted the microswords in. The day after that which was the 25th I noticed the water was cloudy again so I bought another bunch of anacharis and two other types of plants and planted them after a 70% water change and I also added about 20 Malaysian trumpet snails. Today when I looked at the tank it was clear and some of the plants have noticeably grown since last night so this leads onto picture time I took one picture last night and I will continue to do it every Saturday unless I see something I want to take a photo of as well throughout the week. I also plan on adding some red cherry shrimp but I'm not sure with the dwarf puffer so I would like so opinions on that but without further ado here is the fts pic (yes only one pic )
As some of you know I setup a 7 gallon walstad tank that housed my dwarf puffer who sadly passed away a few days ago and having an empty tank doesn't last long so today I went to my favourite LPS (that I now work at because it is the summer break for 2 half days) and went for some red cherry shrimp and possibly a female betta. I left with 5 red cherry shrimp (I believe the males are super red as well as two have see through on them) and a gorgeous white/gold male betta. The lighting on this tank is super bad but its a low tech tank so its all I have . So here are the pics: