Yay, my first tank journal and my first real aquarium!
I went to Big Al's yesterday and maxed out my spending limit on a brand new 46g bowfront tank, I intend to turn it into a planted community. But first I need to get it set up. Until then, enjoy these pics while I get the substrate in and figure out how to work my canister.
-36x12x20, 46g bowfront
-Nova Extreme 2x39w T5
-Rena 200w smart heater
-3 bags of fluorite original
My lighting. It's x2 39w T5. I plan to run that for now, and in a year or so I'll pick up another one of these and a CO2 system. I'll be using excel until then.
The canister. Yes I've upgraded from HOBs!
And here's a shot of my other tank, 10g standard. Not what I want it to be really. Still, I like it! I'll be transferring all of these fish, except the platies, into the 46 when it is cycled, along with all the plants except the vals at the back, plus a ton of other plants. I'll be using this as a fry raising tank, because that little floating trap in the top left is ugly. And don't worry, I'm using fluorite this time instead of that junky regular gravel I have in this one.
And thats it for the first installment! I love (constructive) critism and any advice you can give me along the way.
Oh ya, I don't really know if it really is a 56k warning, but I put it in anyways just to be safe!