20 Long Cheap Scape
This is a repost/relocation from Low Tech. I would like to keep sharing this tank’s progress, and should have probably started the thread here instead, to begin with. Seems a more appropriate place to do my own repeated posting.
I started a 20 Long tank on 9/8/2018 for my Daughter to have as ‘her tank.’ Mostly, she gets to choose what fish are in there, name them, do some feedings, and brag to friends about her pets. I do all the work (...which I love anyway).
20L Aqueon, $20
Imagitarium stand, $40
Aqueon glass lid, $30
DIY LED light, $25
HOB filter with sponges, ~$30
Aqueon 100W heater, $18
Timer power strip, $15
Scape: a ‘slice of nature’ type, with no effort toward a biotope.
Pool Filter Sand, $5 (used less than half the bag)
Osmocote Plus sprinkled under the sand.
Landscape Rocks, $2
Small tumbled stones, $3
Small pots, $2
Wood, $5? (est. I bought a bunch for $10)
Flora: added 9/18/2018, mostly, and then more, then more, etc.
total, $30 perhaps, some plants spread to many tanks.
Several anubias, Top Fin tube packaged, $5 each
Java fern propagations.
Various Crypts, propagated.
A. Reineckiii mini, $15 (tissue culture, just some of it here).
H. Pinnatifida, $13 (total purchase, only some in here)
Pogostemon or other stem (unsure), propagation.
Grassy stuff propagation.
Algae, total freebie.
Fauna: added 10/6/2018.
Rasbora Heteromorpha x12, $24
Black racer nerite, $2
Bladder snails, freebie.
Amano shrimp $5.
Cherry shrimp extras.
Will be adding Sunset Honey Gourami, Daughter’s favorite fish.
Weekly 20-30% water change, manual excess algae removal.
API Stress Coat conditioner.
Aquarium CoOp Easy Green liquid all in one fertilizer.
Temp set to 75C.
Filter at far right end, on back, to give a mix of fast and slow areas for fish to choose, depending on mood (they do use the whole tank).
Lights on 6 hours. A small amount of filtered daylight comes in the left side.
This tank is a great canvas for me to play with different plants, try out a bit of casual aquascaping, and to finally keep some Rasbora hets.
Lemme know your thoughts.
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I can only grow plants when they're completely under water. Everything else is doomed.