The Last Episode (Teardown + The Entire Series in One Video)

The Last Episode (Teardown + The Entire Series in One Video)

This is the entire series in one video and the ending. I felt like I’ve reached the end of this tank’s journey. Moving twice in the last 2 years, and moving to a place with old pipes was too hard on this tank.

I re-edited the entire series. I was just going to stitch the videos together, but I found a typo here and there. For example I said “it was like groundhug day” when I meant groundhog day.

I did have to change some of the music, b/c you know, youtube.

The conclusion:
Most of the plants you see at the end are pearl grass, hornwort, and guppy grass.
I did feed the tank with a little bit of fish flakes every day. That’s why the plants were still healthy when I tore down the tank. There were some shrimp still living, and most of them were transferred to the volcano tank. All of the hair grass melted b/c they couldn’t get any light. I was really surprised to see that so many plants still did well when I stopped trimming them. While re-editing the videos, I got to take the journey of this tank again. When I first started this series, I remembered having lowkey fun doing youtube videos. This is a simple channel. My little sandbox, if you will. A little corner of the shallow end of the pool where I dip my legs in and read a book or something. But as the months went by, more and more people came in and it became something much bigger than I would have ever imagined. Most people were so nice and made me feel overwhelmed, since I’m just an ordinary guy. Then there were those who reached out b/c they wanted something from me. It would take several hours for me to tell you all the horror stories pertaining to this channel. I don’t think you would believe me. My brother’s wife’s sister’s best friend contacted me when she realized this channel’s sub count number, b/c she wanted a free consultation for her youtube channel.

Anyhow, this was too long already. I saved the plants for future projects.

Curry is doing well these days. She still eats and drinks on her own. We still feed her medicine and water four times a day.

Hindsight is always 20/20. Some of the decisions I made with this tank were super hard, and I tried to make the best decision I could at the time. For example, figuring out how to remove a tiny fish in a heavily planted tank without destroying the tank. That idea took me two days to come up with it. You can see that at 17:56

The original videos:
NO filter, NO CO2, NO Ferts Planted Tank Series:

This is a Walstad Method tank.

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Check out her book in the link below if interested.
The book I read to make this aquarium:
Ecology of the Planted Aquarium by Diana Walstad(Hard cover)
Ecology of the Planted Aquarium by Diana Walstad(digital)

4.6 gallon low iron rimless tank
5.4 gallon low iron rimless tank
50W heater
Heater cover so plants won’t get burned
Tiny thermometer
Magnetic thermometer
(I’m using the tiny thermometer with a small rubber band to hold it in its place.)

Mini round shape magnet scrubber
Miracle gro organic choice potting mix
2~3mm gravel 20lb bag
2~3mm gravel 5lb bag

Aquarium scissors
Aquarium Tweezers

TetraMin Flakes (gourami and shrimp food)

The Best Growing Plants in this tank:
1. Ceratophyllum demersum (hornwort)
2. Duckweed
3. Hemianthus glomeratus (pearl grass)
4. Najas Guadalupensis (guppy grass)

5. Bacopa caroliniana
6. Dwarf hairgrass

The rest:
Egeria densa (Anachris)
Didiplis diandra
Rotala rotundifolia (indica)

Amano Shrimp
Blue velvet Shrimp
Cherry Shrimp
Chocolate Shrimp
Yellow Shrimp
Sunkist Shrimp
Ghost Shrimp

Nerite snails

Music credit:
Gymnopedie 1,2,3 Kevin MacLeod (
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Francisco Tarrega – Lagrima

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