My friends have been asking me to send them photos of my tanks as they progress, so I figured I'd start a tank journal for easy sharing. I started my dry start today (March 7, 2017), so I'll try to get this journal up to speed asap.
As of September 2016, I was diagnosed with MTS, a condition so terrible, it has cost me hundreds of ramen dollars and increased knowledge in plant biology. Seriously though, I've got 3 tanks running and this journal will document the beginnings of two more.
Let's start with some specs. For this project, I'll be using two 7.5 gallon rimless, low-iron cube tanks by Aquatop. The two tanks fit perfectly on a stand I managed to pick up for free from a generous friend. The light is the the Chihiros A-Plus Series A501, which I believe is 55W.
First things first, planning the scape. I decided upon an underwater forest theme for one tank, and a bonsai centerpiece for the other.
I ended up "glueing" the driftwood to pieces of slate with silicone to help keep them upright.
Due to the shapes of the slate, I had to get creative with the layout. I actually like how it turned out...reminds me of cobras waiting to strike.
baeta.exe is swimming