Just sent in an order for glass for a cube I want to build! I've never made a tank before
specs: 25x25x30 cm somewhere around 5g I think. I also want to have it a little taller than the sides, so that after I put in the substrate the space that is left over is close to the width of the tank.
I'm probably going to have a lid made from acrylic (PMMA), something simple with a space cut out for the filter.
I'm going to order a Azoo mignon 60 filter after the weekend, and probably going to be without heater, my place is usually around 72°F (20-23°C) so that's ok. I've been looking for black sand in the LFS with out success, and then it hit me, duh all the beaches here are black sand!!! So I'll be collecting some sand soon, before it gets to cold
Lighting will be in the form of an IKEA work lamp
with a CFL bulb.
Flora will be cuttings from my "big" tank,
Anubias Barteri Nana Petite, attached to a small piece of driftwood or a locally sourced lava rock.
Hygrophila Polysperma Rosanervig
Alternanthera reineckii roseafolia
Cryptogyne something or the other
Fauna... maybe a betta or some tiny fishes I really want to get some Sundanio Axelrodi
, but I probably won't:/ We'll just see what my favorite fish guy has for me when it is ready and cycled.
Anyways I just had to share!