Hi! Over the weekend I bought a Deep Blue Professional nano tank, 12"x6"x6". Such a cute lil tank!
For now, it's at home, but I'm hoping to make/keep it filterless so I can take it to work. I have a baby betta that I plan to put in it when it's ready.
Substrate: used Tahitian Moon Sand from a prior tank, O+ root tabs
Flora: anubias x 1, crypt x 2, java fern x 1, moneywort x 1, bacopa of some kind (I think?) x 1, brazillian pennywort (I think?) x 1. (thanks to Zorfox and kingjombeejoe for these plants!)
Fauna: 1x young ramshorn snail for now, baby betta when ready
Light: 10W (I think? I knew I shoulda kept the box) 6500K CFL in a cheap black plastic hood (very temporary)
Things I plan to do ASAP:
1. Get a real light. Thinking Fugeray-R. Worried it might be too much light but hoping that since it's on a flexible arm it can be raised high enough to tone it down a bit if necessary. Anyone know a better light for this little tank?
2. I've noticed a thin film on the surface. Wondering if I should add something like a Small World filter to create a little surface movement? I think the Hagen Elite Underwater Mini would be too strong for this lil tank from what I've read, especially once I add the betta.
3. Wondering if I need to add a heater. My house stays between 69-74F year around. For now, it doesn't have one.
4. Hoping to stop by Petsmart tomorrow to pick up Staurogyne repens to add some to this tank. I hope they have it!
5. Considering adding black felt for the background but it looks not too shabby without it... for now.
This is my first filterless tank so def learning as I go! I'm already thinking of starting a 5gal filterless since I have plenty of MGOCPM and PFS left and a couple empty 5gals!