bryanisag Posted January 17 Share Posted January 17 (edited) Anyone know what's going on here? I set this 10 gallon aquarium up by blending 3 aqua soils together and planting slow growing plants expecting to get a long life out of it. Recently I have learned that most high end aquascapes are only able to run for a year ish before running out of nutrients. I'm wondering if that is what happened here or if the plants were shocked when I moved to a new house last year. The water from the old house and the new house tested almost exactly the same so I didn't think that was it but also I have been so busy lately that I haven't really been paying the best of attention to this tank. Tank maintenance in general has been water changes to keep the nitrates lower than 50 but never any gravel vacuuming and no root tabs added. Tank was set up in November 2019 Looked great in February 2022 And looks like a wasteland now in January 2023 Inhabitants have been MTS, cherry shrimp, kuhli loaches and least killifish. I'm also suspecting the MTS of eating my plants after they (the snails) got bigger. I removed around 20 large snails today. I have always feed heavy to avoid the snails having to resort to eating plants. The pictures might not be in chronological order but the set up pic is pretty obvious and the final pic is just mulm really. The plants are crypt lucens and Christmas moss. The loss of all that crypt lucens is what I'm most sad about even though that Christmas moss was looking really cool for quite some time. Edited January 17 by bryanisag 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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