So had this tank up and running for about 6 weeks now.
Gh 0 - 30
Kh 0 - 40
Ph between 6.5-7
Nitrate 0 - 20
1 x Japanese Trap door snail
6 x black phantom tetra
6 x neon tetra
6 x glo tetra
3 x oto
3 x blue coral platy
5 marimo moss balls
1 Java stick
2 Java floating balls.
As I said before I've done pretty much everything wrong and ended up with dumb luck of success... Or rather not failure.
Weekly water changes with a full vacuum (like 80% water change)
Just put a new filter in (kept the old in the filters reservoir to help spread the bb)
Added some cuttlebone currently it floats.
There is a fair amount of algae growth but I'm not trying to clean it out entirely (for the otos)
I'm considering adding 3 Java moss mats on one side and about 10 (or more????) cherry red shrimp (as long as they don't bug the snail)
The tank has a lot of stuff in it. Worried about bioload and also crowding
In terms of the snail it's shell is doing something weird. It appears to be growing a lot... Like really a lot but also has some weird jagged ridge. Any ideas??
Any more thoughts on bioload and shrimp possibility?
Any other advice?
Thoughs on a live plant or two?