A few things going on with this tank. I got a few more plants today... Or should I say what's left of them. I ordered them like two weeks ago almost and given the fact that they didn't arrive til today and they are crypts, there isn't really much left of them. Ugh. Not being able to go to reliable stores right now is killing me. I hate not seeing what your getting.
I also picked up some glass tops today for my tank. That was a royal PITA. Since I have a Seapora brand tank, I have to either to DIY or find the glass tops that Aquarium Masters makes for Seapora tanks which is what I chose to do. Outrageous price of 60 dollars is what I ended up paying. I tried picking up an Aqueon set thinking it might work, but it didn't. They were too small. Years ago, I had an Aqueon tank that I could use Marineland lids with and they fit. I hate using glass tops. Not a fan of how the strip in the middle holding the glass together blocks light and makes a shadow in the tank. But after all my fish jumped out of my previous tank, I have to have some kind of top.
I may at some point try something DIY or try using a mesh reptile lid and carving out the pieces in the back for filtration.
On another note... One of the Guppies died.
The others seem to be fairing quite well though. They are pretty cool fish. I like their easy going behavior, they are quite colorful and decent schoolers, and they seem to eat whatever's in the tank. The piece of driftwood was covered in slimy and fuzzy types of algae and they devoured it all after I put them in the tank.
My aquascape so far is pretty... meh. I am enjoying the ratios of the tank at least with the balance between plant height and having no dead space since the tank is so short. I will have to post a few pics later on. I am still trying to configure getting some good plants that I will have success with. I want to do mostly easier plants such as crypts and aponogeton plants.
I am using two Aquaclear 50 power filters. One on each side for total of 100 gallons of filtration. Sadly, recently, our power got knocked out accidently and since then, one of them won't turn on. Well, it turns on, but it just makes a low sounding noise and no water will fill up and it doesn't do anything, so I'm not sure what to do with that...