Hello everyone c:
I first got into the hobby of keeping an aquarium 3+ years ago, I started with a 2.5 gallon acrylic mini bow and immediately returned it and got a 17 gallon Mr. Aqua. I had that tank up and running for 2 years as high tech and fully planted. When I returned to school I had to tear it down and store it away as my parents did not want an aquarium that large in their house since I was already bringing a cat.
This weekend, I set up a 5 gallon up tank again. I went with the Fluval Chi because it was the most conservative footprint while having a decent water volume. I quickly found out that the filter and light system was prohibitive for what I wanted. Since then, I’ve purchased an Aquaclear 20 and have ordered a Finnex Fugeray Planted+ clip on. I’ve also done a ghetto mod to have the acrylic mod accommodate my HOB and do not recommend others to do this.
Now then, onto the details.
X1 Fluval Chi glass aquarium
X1 Fluval C2
X1 Aqueon 50watt adjustable heater
X1 Finnex Fugeray Planted+ Clip on
X1 Belkin WeMo Smart Switch
I also have a thermometer in the tank. Along with Seachem’s pH and ammonia alert for quick checking. I still have my API Freshwater Master Test Kit for actual checking from when I first got into the hobby.
As far as landscaping, the tank is pretty bare bones. I’m still in the process of receiving a lot of plants and have only received one package so far.
X1 4.4lb bag of Fluval Stratum
Vallisneria Americana var. biwaensis
Anubias barteri var. nana ‘petite’
For now, I’m kind of at a loss for what kind of foreground plant todo, or if I want to do any kind of carpeting. I definitely want some bucephalandra in there, but I have to work with limited space, so I don’t want to jump the gun yet. I have also purchased a bottle of NilocG’s Enhance and Thrive and Thrive+. I made the mistake of ordering the wrong bottle first by removing the incorrect one from cart. . A.
For fauna, I will only keep a koi plakat. I may add a snail but I find them a little gross so maybe I won’t.
X1 Betta splendens
I think my betta is enjoying the tank more than this tiny cup. When I picked him up, he had an inch and a half of water left. He’s been dubbed Kancho after one of my favorite snacks C: (Lotte Kancho).