Current Status (4/18/12)
This is my quarantine/hospital/where-creatures-go-to-die tank No maintenance other than water top-offs, everything in here is recycled or left-overs.
Planted left-overs tank.
Tank Progression Pics
- Walmart Aqua Culture 5g Kit ($27)
- 15W 6500k CFL Bulb
- SS Mesh
for riccia (use Bostich Snips
- Mixed moss on mopani wood
- Riccia mats
- Jungle Val
- Frogbits, RRF, Dwarf Water Lettuce, Duckweed
- Hydrocotyle Leucocephala
- Hygrophila Difformis
- Ludwigia Grandulosa
- Lobelia Cardinalis
- Crypt Wendt Red
- 4+ PFRs
- ?? MTS, Pond, Ramshorn
This is a low quality tank. You can clearly see globs of silicone in all 4 corners which obscures the tank, but $27 @ Walmart for the kit.
The filter is
fairly loud (going to take apart and readjust the impeller later)
awesome, the light sucks (got a 15W CFL replacement coming).
But I got it as a nano QT so as long as it doesn't leak, I'm fine with it. Which means I probably won't be scraping away any silicone. Still, I couldn't just leave it sitting empty.
Will probably add a crypt, aponogeton, or anubias nana, not sure what else.
What's your QT look like? Suggestions on making this one even uglier?