5.5g desktop tank

Stock light has issues (thank you kittys…)

I planned on having the pair of 40’s cycling by now, but that didn’t work out, but I did get my desktop tank at work stocked…

New light is a decent improvement…

It’s a Fluval spec v, with the stock filtration, and a random 6500k LED floodlight I grabbed off eBay.  One of my workers gave me a digital timer he had bought for his terrarium, that he never ended up using, and I managed to miss that it had 2 on cycles, so was running lights 22 hours a day, for the first 2 weeks I had the tank running, it caused a bit of an algae issue, but I figured the shrimp would be fine with that.  I now have it on a 7 hour light cycle, with 17 hours off.

current stocked tank… I like the algae covered back, and the shrimp seem to too, as most of the day there’s at least one grazing up there…

Right now I’ve got 6 moss balls, a couple pieces of driftwood, DHG (which I don’t think survived the trip here) some random ground plants (I think it was sold as microsword, but I’m not sure anymore) and a single small water lettuce (it’s gone nuts in my 29, so I’m hoping it does pretty good in here too).  As for livestock, I have 5 Neon Yellow Neocardina, and am hoping it turns into a decent colony over time.

I just got in bottles to use for dosing, and am going to start dosing 2x a week with my custom macro blend, and once a week with the micro blend.  I’m using salty shrimp to get the GH/KH to the proper levels, and once a week suplementing food with Shirakura Ebi Dama.

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