So heres an update!
I got the rack up and mostly running =).
Even with about 2 inches of water, it was VERY HEAVY!!! I think i might have distrubed the substrate, cause i losted 2 pfr and 1 crs the day after the move =(. They probably ate a few toxic bubbles.
I am probably going to move my pumpkins in the 2 gallon cube, once it finishes cycling. It shouldn't take to long. I had all my extra filters running in my betta sorority the last few weeks, lol.
I'm lighting all the levels with a florescence tube, with the exception of the crs and the cube. I brought a solarflare goose neck led, for the cube, but because of the way the driftwood is, either the stems behind the driftwood gets shaded or part of the foreground gets shades. So i am just using a desklight for now, until i find something better. Tho i am liking it alot.
I am using the http://www.homedepot.com/p/t/2031243...80&R=203124380
fixture from homedepot f. Its pretty great and very easy to install and put together. There is a two bulb version, but my tanks are all so small, i think 2 bulb might be too intense. OH it even comes with a 6500k bulb =D!
The top shelve where i have the opae ulae jars, i'm using a pink grow light someone help me buy a while ago. Its a bit werid cause the color is different, so i might switch it back to the 6500k. BUT i enjoy how it accentuates the red in my opaes.
I only had time to set up one of the 2.5 gallon, when i put the rack together last week. But seems to be cycled, of course its using old substrate, plants, filter and water.
I took apart my no tech cherry/pfr to put in the rack, because that tanks's footprint doesn't fit, so i moved them to the newly cycled 2.5 gallon. I kind of regret it. That tank apparently was doing much better than i thought it was. It was a jungle, i can barely see the shrimps unless its feeding time. I thought there was about 100 in that 2.5 gallon tank, since there was no filter i figure moving them would be a good thing to do.
I ended up moving over 300 shrimps. O.o Most of them under 1/2 inches tho. But the population expolded!
I really need to set up the other tanks so they can cycle too, and so my bettas don't have to tons of sponge filters in them, lol
OH OH heres my favorite snail! lol I think he is only a pond snail, but he hitchhiked from something and he is the only one there! he has gotten so big and he never lays eggs =D. He is absolutely lovely when he crawls around =D.
Okay i need to set up at least one more 2.5 so i can start cycling it =<.