Alrighty.. so Hubs and I talked it over (more like I mentioned it and he sighed and told me to go ahead and buy it lol) and I ended up ordering the aqua blahblah inline 15w uv sterilizer.
Actually meant to get the hang on one, but clicked on the wrong one and didn't double check. Oh well. I'm sure they both work just as well as the other one so I'm not worried about it. Just gotta figure out a good spot for the output hose and how to put it in the tank neatly.
I also bought a different uv sterilizer for the 40. It had its own powerhead and I just wanted to try it out. Might be a waste of money, but it might not be. We'll see I guess.
Oh and I bought a water pump for the inline one. From what I've seen, it should work no problem. Just gotta buy hose and whatnot once I get everything.... and get hubs to help me set it up lol.
So... We'll see how it goes! Not having to worry about my fish getting sick from some random disease would be nice.
In other news.. I went to Petsmart yesterday to get some supplies for the 5g filter.
Wasn't sure which sponge would be best so bought them both since they were fairly cheap.
Only managed to get the fluval ones in to the filter along with the extra biomax things. That photo is very deceiving though. The bag of the stuff was only half filled :P lol I could've gotten the blue sponge in as well, but it wouldn't have had any water flowing through. Would've just been sitting on top.
So hopefully this helps.
Betta was moved back in to his mesh enclosure in the 125. He'll at least have good quality water at least.
5g is a little cloudy which is to be expected. Ammonia is sitting at around 2 or so and I added in a few shrimp pellets to the filter.
Really hoping the compacta sword along w/ the crypts will start to grow in and fill it out more. The dwarf sag needs to come out. Think I'm going to move it all to the 40 once I get all the sword runners out.
Also bought some more plants at Petsmart. Other than the anubias nana, I wasn't sure what to expect with the other 2. Got them anyway though and looked up info when I got home.
Put the nana on the log in the corner in the 40g. It has a struggling one already there. Hoping it perks back up eventually.
Also put the other anubias in the back of the 40 since it's supposed to get kind of tall. Obviously that's not going to happen for a while, but wanted to put it in it's final spot instead of moving it all around.
And ammonia reading for the 40 was 0 today. Thank goodness. Will keep checking it for the next couple of days to make sure though.
Spread the crypt through all 3 tanks. Think I got 5 or 6 clumps from it. I probably could've gotten more if I had been careful, but I was afraid of pulling off leaves.
Interested to see the colors it develops. I'll have to move some of them to different spots though. Will do that soon.
Of course while I was at the store I had to look at their fish and just... man. You couldn't pay me to buy fish from them. Their tanks looked disgusting which is really unfortunate b/c their tanks used to actually be nice. When we first moved to this area, they had really nice quality. Someone was always there tending to the tanks etc and it seems like within the last 2 years, their quality has gone down the drain. Most of the fish look incredibly sick and unhealthy. Dead fish everywhere and there is almost no one ever back in the area even if you did want to buy something. In the past there was always groups of people wanting to look at the fish.. now.. everyone seems to avoid the area and I could see why.
Just frickin awful.
It sucks that the stores I can buy from are so limited and honestly not that great. Pet Supermarket is pretty nice so far and hopefully will stay that way.