This is my first tank journal. I finally got some time today to post it so I will be back dating the process.
I will be using the Dry Start Method (DSM)
Tank = Aquatop High Clarity Glass 12G Long (HCA-12G) --- Mr Aqua seems to be the most popular of this type of tanks, I don't know how they compare.
Substrate = ADA Amazonia Aquasoil, and some rocks I forgot what they are already.
Light = 36" Finnex Stingray
Filter = Yet to be decide (Ideas are welcome)
My plan is for this to be a Caridina shrimp tank. I might put some snails in there as well.
-Micranthemum Monte Carlo (carpeting).
-Staurogyne repens (in between the rocks).
-Sagittaria subulata (a couple of patches by the main rock formation)
-Blyxa japonica (by the small rock on the right, will be added when flooding the tank).
-I am debating if to plant some stem plants behind the main rock formation, options I have already are: Ludwigia Red, Rotala macandra "pink mini" or Rotala green (what do you guys think?)
Back dated process:
I discovered that my wife really loves me... In despite all her complains about me paying too much attention to my shrimps, she went out of her way and got me a rimless 12G Long tank for Christmas.
I started thinking where to set up my new tank, I love the look of this tank so much that I want it to be visible to everyone, I want to be proud of it; so I managed to come up with a stupid idea... I would put it right below my TV
, am I right?
Good thing some of you guys convinced me not to. I was just being lazy and there is no room for laziness in this hobby... so I had to keep tinkering with my tank for a few more weeks.
I took me almost a month to get back to my tank, my wife (deservedly) got me doing some organizational stuff in the kitchen (making and installing drawers) on my free time.
I ended up making an entryway table for my tank, it will be the first thing people see when they enter my house.
Here are a few pictures of the table I made, it is very simple and inexpensive, I used some wood I had lying around and only had to buy 3 decking boards for the top, a small board for the lower shelve and for the paint I got 2 sample size bottles (2 colors) for $0.99/each from Lowe's.
I did the hardscape and DSM planting, I again came up with something simple but I hope it will look good once the plants fill in and grow. I am open to critics and suggestions.