Well after the end of last semester my roommate graduated and didn't feel like moving his tank from Michigan to Louisiana so he left it with me since I was basically taking care of it anyways. After moving some fish around I was left with his old 20 long empty, and was just holding all my spare equipment. After looking at it for a few months it started driving me nuts. I found a container for all the equipment, cleaned the tank, and filled it with water and let the filters cycle till I figured out what to do with it. It was a heated debate between a shell dweller tank, a planted tank, or a breeding tank. Well the planted tank won and this brings us almost a month later "post-filling," and I think I know what I want to do with the tank finally. Off to procure equipment, hard-scape objects, and possibly plants tomorrow, rather today...
Need to get:
- light (48watt Nova T5HO)
- wood and rocks
- plants (maybe later this weekend?)
What I'll try to grow:
- rotala nanjenshan
- java fern
- something called "super red foxtail"
- anubias nana "petite" (eventually, if I can find it)
- crypts? maybe...
- anything else I think I might be able to grow that looks cool
This tank will have DIY CO2 though waht form of fert dosing is not known yet. Well enough talking here's some pictures. Don't mind the glass I was messing with the tank so it didn't get cleaned so it looks all foggy.
yes that metal frame is sturdy enough to hold the tank and no it's not sagging that's just lens distortion from a wide angle lens. Note the bareness of the tank, it's enough to drive someone crazy!
This is why I need a new light...years of my roommate or parents bumping/dropping it. Oh duct tape you are amazing, and possibly a fire hazard...
More tomorrow, for now sleep.