The Guppy/Shrimp Tank - 40B
We had guppies, mollies, platties, swordtails, etc... as kids but since I've been an adult I've avoided them. What I remembered was having fish die and having tanks way overstocked.
Well, after some thought all due to a facebook post in a local fish group, I now have guppies.
This is a long strange journey so stay with me.......
A person posted up a tank that was supposed to be 45G in group with 100+ guppies, a few RCS, stand, HOB filter, some decorations (large rock bottom), heater, and air pump. He was asking $90. He talked about selling the guppies and had sold them so I himmed and hawed about it due to the price and the ability to start breeding a fish of some kind to support my hobby.
So the journey starts. He wasn't including a light and since I ordered a Finnex Planted Plus 24/7 for my 75 I figured I would use the 2 x T5HO on that tank and pick up a 2' tank for the 24" 2 x T5HO.
I ended up with a brand new 40B from Petsmart on clearance for $48.00. It was the best deal on a tank I could find outside of the $1/gallon sale.
So I made the deal for $50 and a 30 pk...........
I setup the 40 Breeder last night with Silica Sand for a base (budget tank so $9.00 at Lowes), one of the Pengiun 350 filters that came with my 75, the 300W Eheim Jager that came with my 75, and the MIllenium Air MA-200 pump that again came with my 75. lol
I put one anubias in it yesterday and a piece of fake driftwood letting it run overnight.
I went and picked up the tank today which had a small tetra hob on it and a 150w heater. The HOB went immediately onto the 40B along with the Pengiun 350.
Most of the guppies I transfered to the 40b (still catching a few remaining) and most of the RCS along with the Decorative rocks (not the large substrate rocks). I'm still catching some of the straggling fry.
I added a fake piece of driftwood I had and an anubias on a real piece of driftwood from the 75.
So now I'm monitoring this new tank decided on what I'm going to do with it and watching way to many guppies swim around. lol
And yes my breeder box ended up in the corner. lol
To add this is after I put a Versa-Top on it from Petco and an Aqueon 36" strip light (only a 30" bulb).
75 Gallon Planted Community Tank
Also run an LFS so I deal w/ over 30 tanks daily.