6 Months Update – (Population Explosion) NO filter, NO CO2, NO Ferts 5 Gallon Nano Tank
This might be the coolest thing Ive seen all day

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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. 11 months update https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsUkQGY8vR0 10 months update https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8ZAWAVwlSU 9 months update https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Im9lDTRTAOk 8 Months Update https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLh-4Tzc-2M 7 months update https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyftwc1NLyU 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 Magnetic thermometer https://amzn.to/2LRCrXd (I'm using the tiny thermometer with a small rubber band to hold it in its place.) 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) https://amzn.to/2srT6HY 2. Duckweed https://amzn.to/2sl3G4p 3. Azolla imbricate (mosquito fern) https://amzn.to/2LapS8z 4. Najas Guadalupensis (guppy grass) https://amzn.to/2LLN8L8 5. Bacopa caroliniana https://amzn.to/2LIPFpj 6. Ludwigia Sp. Mini Super Red https://amzn.to/2J0SAfu The rest: Hemianthus glomeratus (pearl grass) https://amzn.to/2LIIPA5 Egeria densa (Anachris) https://amzn.to/2LJCUuO Didiplis diandra https://amzn.to/2LJj4j2 Rotala rotundifolia (indica) https://amzn.to/2JbzLFF Dwarf hairgrass https://amzn.to/2sjG2W1 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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TerminalMontage [Jeremey] : This is the cleanest looking dirty tank I've ever seen.

Zena : I have no idea what’s going on but it’s really cool!

Maria Atwani : Me : have tons of things to do Also me : watching every minute of this video

Tony Leon : I found out I am into fish porn and shimp maternity

therandomdot : For folks needing some explanation ... when left alone, every environment reaches a point of homeostasis.. a point where the energy cycle balances itself out. Food chains work in trophic levels, with plants being base level producers of food by taking in light and growing. Then next level animals (consumers) eat them, then next level animals eat them, etc, etc... then they produce excrement and die, and that floats around as detritus to either feed decomposers (like bacteria) or other consumers (snails). When an environment is left alone, the populations of all species in the environment will explode and retract until they reach a point of homeostatic balance.. . EG: at first, there will be an explosion of plants that establishes the ecosystem.. then there will be an explosion of first level consumers as there's an abundance of plants to eat.. but they will over-eat the plants. This causes a temporary population explosion, but in the next wave of life cycle, since so many plants get eaten away, the consumer population starves itself back down to a manageable population that the first level producers can support. (This happens in the wild all the time, and in biology they usually use deer and wolves as the example. During a good growing season, deer will propogate like crazy, which means wolves can propogate like crazy from eating a bunch of deer. Then if the next season has a drought, there won't be enough food to support a large deer population, so the large wolf population will get culled via starvation back to something that can exist with the lower deer population.) "So, why is he feeding them flakes?" Well, it's estimated that the jump to each trophic level requires consuming 100x a creatures weight in energy in order to survive. So, first level consumers will need to eat 100x the amount of plants to survive, second level consumers will need to consume 100x the first level baby shrimp to survive, etc. But, only 10% of this consumption is used for growth. The rest is expended as energy... to move, to heat, etc. Energy is lost to the environment ... and while this can be considered a "closed loop" environment .. if you think about it it still has interaction with the outside environment. The heat the fish give off via movement or body temperature is transferred to the water.. which can get transferred to the glass of the aquarium, which is then transferred to the air in the room. That is a loss of energy from the environment. The movement of something near the surface disturbs the water, which disturbs the air molecules above the water.. the energy is transferred outside of the environment. So, while it's a fairly efficient "closed loop" environment, there are still losses of energy to an external environment (his room). In order to maintain a steady population, you need to supply extra energy to "top off". If he really wanted to just keep it "closed loop", he'd only use the lights to supply new energy .. because the level 1 producers (plants) take it in as energy and convert it to food that consumers can eat and keep the food chain going. But, by supplementing extra food, he can ramp up population growth beyond what only the plants can maintain.. essentially, adding food to the tank is adding in an extra energy from an external source to artificially push the environment beyond what it's natural energy intake / output would normally allow. This is why he can have such a large amount of consumers living with a smaller amount of producers. The tank stays relatively clean, b/c as the populations reach homeostasis, they grow to a point where every niche of possible survival is covered. In nature, one creatures excrement is another creatures meal. So, the consumers are producing waste, but the snails are cleaning it off of the tank as fast as it's produced. The waste that ends up in the gravel gets eaten by bacteria as fast as it shows up. Same with the oxygen / carbon dioxide. The plants are scrubbing the co2 as fast as the o2 is being used. This is another control mechanism of the environment. It's not just the energy the environment has circulating around, but also the support systems creatures need. The creatures could only exist up to a point of maximizing o2 use. There could be tons of energy, but if not enough o2, then growth will still be stifled. But, this is where the producers (plants) end up thriving, b/c they take in co2 and and light to make food. So, ramped up co2 levels actually help in feeding the plants. As you can see, there's a lot of "moving parts" to a real closed-loop environment .. plants, bacteria, different levels of consumers, decomposers, etc.. to keep the loop circulating. And it may not be fine-tuned for a specific species that you want to survive. That's why most fish tanks are setup with highly artificial environments to control bacteria, plants, etc to make for an ideal environment for a specific species to survive.

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Kid Refugee : There should be a tiny piano in the tank. Shrimp look naturally talented to play.

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