It all started when wife and kids brought home two betta fishes in critter keepers from Dollar Three. Long story short, it's the dad that got bitten by the bug.
From critter keeper graduating to a 3 gallon and jumping to a 20 gallon planted tank in a span of one month, I'm probably biting more than I can chew.
Here we go...
Last edited by galunggong; 11-01-2013 at 04:46 AM.
As suggested in some link I found here, I bought me some bulk head fitting..Big Mistake! These fittings are too small to get a tight fit for the air tube even if I try clamping it with twist wires. It leaks. Buy the bigger blue and yellow fittings.
This time I'm going to try the tube through a tight small hole technique. Search the forum to know more about this. I used the tip of the soldering iron to poke a hole on my bottle juice cap. It turned out it's a perfect hole size to get a really good seal with no sealant or fittings.
Eureka! We have fine bubbles coming out of the nano glass diffuser!
We'll that's all for now while I wait for the HC to get rooted. Next update in a week or two! Thanks for reading.
That's exactly how it gets you! You may soon have tanks beginning to pop up around your home..
Bigger is better anyways, you won't regret deciding to invest your time in a full size tank. And a 20 long is one of my favorite tanks. Any plans for flora/fauna?
We have 2 other smaller tanks and frequent water changes is really a chore! No plans yet on what fish to stock but I want fishes with a "character" like a betta. Too bad the betta doesn't do well in community tank. I also don't like fishes that are too skittish. Any suggestions?
Hello Peeps, I'm shopping for a lighting fixture to replace the puny 18w fixture the aquarium came with. Do you guys think this http://tinyurl.com/muanblf will work good for my setup? 20gal long with HC carpet and some DHG?? I can probably bump up my budget a bit.
I want fishes with a "character" like a betta. Too bad the betta doesn't do well in community tank.
That is not always true. I had 1 years ago in a 20G long with guppys. When I move out of town I left the tank with friends. When he died they replaced him with another Betta and it ate all of the fish.
I have 1 that is semi-aggressive with Gold Pristellia Tetras in a 10G. They are my favourite fish for they are playful not hyper like Danios. Main thing is to check if other fish are fin nippers. For fin nippers will attach the Betta.
My favourite light is the coralife (Now Aqueon) T5NO (2 18W Bulbs). The 1 you are looking on Ebay is a HO fixture. I think with it you would need more Co2 than a DIY system with give you in order to avoid algae problems.
With plants you don't need to water changes. I only do monthly water changes.