So I finally cleared a space for my 20 gallon tall to make room for my 20 gallon long.
So I went and set up the stand so I could go ahead and make the transfer. The tank was extreamly heavy.
Me and my friend had quite the time moving it. I emptied out as much water as I could without
stressing out my Rasboras. But there was still 20 of Caribbean sand...
Me moved it with a little struggle as you can tell from my friends face. hah.
I actually changed everything out of my 20 tall before I did anything else. Not scaped or anything.
So got the 20 long on the other stand, and filled it up. I tried to top it with Eco Complete before filling,
which made the layers mix... oh well. I learned my lesson
Also it's really cloudy.
And yes I was able to get some Eco Complete with no cost to me. Like I said, low budget here, so
while I was browsing my LFS I asked the owner if the price on it would ever go down, and jokingly I told
him he should just let me take it for free. He laughed and paused for a moment and told me to wait
where I was. He goes into the back and brings back a bag of Eco! He said that I couldn't have it because that
morning one of his workers had dropped it and punctured a hole in the side, and that he would no longer
be able to sell it. So yes with luck I go a FREE bag of Eco. Very very happy indeed
Also the friend that helped me gave me this filter to borrow while I earned some money up. Not the best
thing in the world, but it works
So far so good! Still haven't spent anymore money
Woke up in the morning and my water had cleared up a lot. Decided that it was time to take action on
finding some sort of lighting. Tried looking up a lot of DIY, but got nothing (well -- that I could do ).
I ended up getting a loan from my parents. $30.00 to spend on lighting. Not much eh? But I really don't want
to get into debt with them. Turn evil when you owe them money
First stop was Home Depot. Got nothing. Next was Lowes.
I actually thought I got
some really good stuff for my money.
- wood scrapes (free
- 2 clip on lamps (-$18.89
- 2 65W plant growth bulbs (-$9.67
Total used -$28.56
I made the wood scraps into a base for the lamps to clip onto, then painted it black. I actually thought it came out pretty well
This is also not scaped yet, but I still like it a lot better with the lighting. I'm sure this isn't as efficient as the
expensive lights, but I work with what I got