I'm new, but have lurked for awhile. I'm setting up a 40g breeder in my dining area and will be moving over flora and fauna from a 25g tall. I wanted to start a journal to keep track of the build and also gather advice when I misstep.
We built the stand and I have all of the equipment:
Eheim 2217, inline hydor heater, (wondering about getting a thermostat-what do you think?)eco complete capped with BDBS, Finnex planted plus which is running over my 25g on 24/7 mode and the plants there are liking it, especially my H. Corymbosa, which is turning pinkish on top. Hubby and I went to a store that sells reclaimed stuff and made a lid for the tank. We have a temporary lid handle that will be replaced eventually.
I'll be moving over some anubias Nana, a bunch of bronze crypt wendtii, the h. Corymbosa, and a ton of hornwort. Also a few dwarf water lettuce. The verdict is still out on whether the dwl like the 24/7 or not. I have one male Betta, 11 harlequin rasbora's, and two neon rainbows that will be making the move. MTS will be coming over and probably some pond snails, too. I'll be picking up Cory's and loaches, Pearl gouramis, and hopefully some threadfin rainbows, if I can find some good stock.
I have a nice piece of drift wood that I'm playing around with to see where I want it and what position. Now, on to pics, including a pic of my 25.