6 Months Update – (Population Explosion) NO filter, NO CO2, NO Ferts 5 Gallon Nano Tank

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This is 6 months update. The fish are called Sparkling or Pygmy gourami.
The Amano shrimplets probably will not do well b/c they require brackish water to survive.

5 months update https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dU5izzyxqeA
4 months update https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtdkRe6VjSs
3 months update: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xut0YAvE8eQ
2 months update: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBGcPGQvO9Y
The setup video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvmGJuquuLE
NO filter, NO CO2, NO Ferts Planted Tank Series:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2155euLw9DN6EU2zBTlDj8-q572aZv7w

This is a Walstad Method tank. The credit goes to Diana Walstad for publishing the organic soil substrate method.
Check out her book in the link below if interested.
The book that I read to make this aquarium:
Ecology of the Planted Aquarium by Diana Walstad(Hard cover) http://amzn.to/2tB4xiZ
Ecology of the Planted Aquarium by Diana Walstad(digital) http://amzn.to/2svT0Sy
4.6 gallon low iron rimless tank http://amzn.to/2yKTWST
5.4 gallon low iron rimless tank http://amzn.to/2y5YZeO
50W heater http://amzn.to/2tAQOsy
Heater cover so plants won't get burned http://amzn.to/2sw42ap
Tiny thermometer http://amzn.to/2tAwFmg
Mini round shape magnet scrubber http://amzn.to/2zx6k8D
Miracle gro organic choice potting mix http://amzn.to/2tyHm9g
2~3mm gravel 20lb bag http://amzn.to/2gJ5tOl
2~3mm gravel 5lb bag http://amzn.to/2y3e3ih
Aquarium scissors http://amzn.to/2BXY1GW
Aquarium Tweezers http://amzn.to/2EWyAZe
TetraMin Flakes (gourami and shrimp food) http://amzn.to/2Gouypo

Camera: LG v10 (manual mode) stock app https://amzn.to/2JrwD4C
Clip 3 in 1 lens photo kit. I used the macro lens for close up shots. http://amzn.to/2HPggiF
The Best Growing Plants in this tank:
1. Ceratophyllum demersum (hornwort)
2. Azolla imbricate (mosquito fern)
2. Najas Guadalupensis (guppy grass)
3. Bacopa caroliniana
4. Ludwigia Sp. Mini Super Red
The rest:
Hemianthus glomeratus (pearl grass)
Egeria densa (Anachris)
Didiplis diandra
Rotala rotundifolia (indica)
Dwarf hairgrass

Erik Satie:
Gnossiennes no. 1 played by Edward Rosser
Gymnopedie no.1 (Harp arr.) played by Peter J
Gymnopedie no.3 played by Kevin Macleod
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