Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: San Francisco, CA
Help With 10 Gallon College Set Up
I'm going off to college at the end of the year, and my top 3 schools only allow 10 gallon aquariums in the dorms, specifically for fish (and I assume crustaceans), but no amphibians.
My current set up is a heavily planted halogen Fluval Edge with 4 Platys, 2 Julii Corys, 2 Pristella tetras, 2 Harlequin Rasboras, and one Oto. I do bi-weekly 30% water changes on it since I do realize it is overstocked.
However, I have been modifying it steadily over the course of the two years that I have owned it, since initially I chose plants and fish by appearance rather than light level and temperament.
With the tank I plan to get in college, I want a set up that I don't have to continually work on to get right, but I also need something on the lower tech end (or at least less expensive), since other than the initial setup, I will be paying for the maintenance of the tank on a limited college budget.
If anybody could suggest plants, fish, and equipment ideal for my situation, I would be extremely grateful.