It all started two years ago...I was just a typical 6th grader, on summer vacation, suffering from summer boredom disease (although it beats going to school by far). One day, I asked my parents for a pet. Of course, I loved cats, so I asked for one. They said no. A dog was out of the picture since no one could walk it. We've had birds before, and they POOP. A LOT. No hamsters or guinea pigs either. Finally, my mom compromised with fish. And that is when I got hooked.
And here I am today. Definitely not a normal kid. In fact I only go out of my house when I work out, do SAT prep class, and to throw cash into the bottomless pit that is this hobby. Over the course of these two years, I've had some ups and downs with the aquarium business, but it's been a fun ride so far.
Anyway, here's TANK 1:
This is just a simple DBP 7.5G Iwagumi tank. HC and anubias, nothing special. Lighting is a desk lamp. I'm not crazy with the ferts either. Just Flourish, Tetra FloraPride, and Excel. The substrate is Flourite Dark.
As of right now, there's only a Dwarf Gourami in this tank, but I'm thinking of adding some microrasbora.
Next up is TANK 2:
Prior to the establishment of this tank, I had already been obsessive over aquariums, but this particular one is where the lunacy begins. Yes, this is my SHRIMP TANK. Here are the specs:
Lighting: two 13w CFLs (6500K)
Substrate: Azoo Plant Grower Bed
Ferts: Same as the 7.5G
Flora: Fissidens fontanus, Dwarf Hairgrass, HC, Cyperus helferi
Fauna: 9 S-SS CRS (plus a load of babies), 9 OEBTs
And finally, TANK 3:
Here's the big one, my show tank. At 20 gallons, it's not the largest tank in the world, but it's definitely the eyecatcher out of the three. I've actually owned this aquarium since I started, and I've broken it down twice already. Additionally, I put this tank back into commission just one week ago!
Lighting: 30" ZooMed T5HO Fixture
Substrate: A mixture of Flourite, Flourite Dark, and Black Sand.
Flora: Hydrocotyle sp. Japan, HC, Glosso, Pogostemon erectus, & creeping jenny.
Fauna: A gold ram, 8 pygmy cories, & some fish that survived my previous cataclysms.
That's it for now. Thanks for looking!