kammaroon Posted June 12, 2021 Share Posted June 12, 2021 This year is my first time summer tubbing. I live in an apartment in London, UK and I have a covered balcony as my outdoor space, so no chance of top ups from rainwater. My plan is to have lots of plants and do regular water change. I set up two 65 litres/17 US gallons tubs at the end of March when temperatures were pretty cold, ranging from 15C/60F during the day to 5C/40F at night. Temperatures have recently warmed up and are currently around 25C/77F during the day and 15C/60F at night. In one tub, I have Fibre optic plant Water mint Creeping jenny Dwarf water lily and various cuttings and floaters I raided from my indoor tanks The plants have grown well since March. Last week, I put in 6 CPDs and 7 red cherry shrimps. Both the fish and shrimps are always hidden, I have to look very carefully to be able to see them. In the second tub, I have Corkscrew rush Succisa pratensis (devil's-bit scabious 😄) Miniature bulrush Water chestnut and various cuttings and floaters The plants in this tub seem to be slower growing, this tub gets slightly less sun than the first tub. The good thing is that I see less of an algae issue. Last week, I put in 7 medaka ricefish and 7 snowball shrimps. The medakas are always out and about. The shrimps are harder to see but more visible than the red cherries in the other tub. 4 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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