My very first journal, I hope it goes well. After study up on Crystal Red Shrimp quite a bit, I decided to finally make a move and start putting this together. I was wanting to invest more in plants and shrimp, so I went with a standard Aqueon. I also plan to add some Pumpkin Orange. Here are some specs.
Tank: 10 gallon Aqueon (derimmed!)
Filter: AquaClear 30 (Waiting for it to come)
Lighting: Finnex Fugeray (Waiting for it to come)
Substrate: NEW Amazonia (Waiting for it to come)
Hardscape: Manzanita from Save-on-Crafts (Waiting for it to come)
Total cost: ~$150 maybe more
Well derimming went off to a good start, but about 3/4 way through I got a bit too excited and you know what happens when you rush tedious tasks involving a razor sharp X-acto knife...
All better now, but it was bleeding uncontrollably.
Well despite that fatality the derimming went well
. No chips, scratches and I did my best to remove as much silicon as possible. Promptly ordered some mosses and SS mesh (thanks H4n!). Flora:
Taiwan Moss (wall)
Mini Xmas Moss (midground)
Flame Moss (background)
Mini Fissidens (foreground)
Fissidens (glued to Manzanita)
*Please ignore the random junk in the photos.
And yes I realize I haven't made much progress and it's still a bit boring so here are some pix of my dragons Spike and Ruby.
Ah, and anything the beginning Caridina newb should know? Any feed back accepted. I was going to get Purigen, a sponge filter and stuff like that but my budget was drained by the time I thought of those things.