Dual Deep Blue 5B Pico Tanks
My main tank is a 20 gallon Walstad tank (organic soil with sand cap), that is about nine months old. As I have worked thru the learning curve on that aquarium, I have saved most of the plants that I have pulled, and kept them alive in a couple of filtered buckets on my windowsill. This includes Java Fern, Amazon Sword, Bacopa—basically all the plants I got in plastic tubes.
Today I decided to turn my rescue buckets into rescue aquariums. I went and bought a pair of Deep Blue 5B tanks, plus a couple of bags of Fluval Stratum. While I love sand over soil, I wanted to try something where I could replant much more frequently, since I hope to give away Walstad jars as soon as I find the right jar (with lid for travel).
I should have known from the packaging, but I was surprised to find that each of them came with 4 glass dividers. I didn't use any at first, but then as I tried to find which of my filters would fit in the tank, I kept having issues with the suction cups, which I never had on my rimless tank. I installed one divider and used it to mount my filter, so now I can slide the filter out or just the glass up to squeeze out my sponge.
This created a separate chamber in each tank. There is still enough minimal water movement to filter that section. What should I do with those chambers? Hospital, fry, sump, experiments?
I should add that I quickly realized that these tanks are way too small to host more than the small scraps from my main tank, so I think I am just going to give all those tube plants away that can't fit.
I am also going to keep going with my terrestrial moss rock in one of them, since it is still alive after about two months.
Now I think I should breed stuff in them, shrimp in one, and I will take suggestions for the other!
Last edited by Streetwise; 06-30-2019 at 05:43 AM.
Reason: Moss rock