Hello all -
I grew up with multiple tanks in my house thanks to my Father's fish obsession, and kept tanks into my late 20's, but got out as my career progressed. Now I've bought a house, and settled down a bit, it's time to build another tank.
I always wanted a planted tank as a kid, but never could convince Dad to go along with it, but now it's my money, so I'll do what I want.
I've got a corner in the kitchen that isn't good much kitchen duties, so I thought it would be a great place for a tank. Lots of windows, but it faces north east, so sunlight shouldn't be a big problem. Also, living in Seattle means generally speaking, sun light isn't a problem.
I'm off to check out a few aquarium shops today, looking for substrate and possibly fertilizer. Pictures to follow later this weekend.
One question concerning rocks and drift wood. Considering my easy access to more drift wood than anyone will ever need, how do I go about prepping a piece I've salvaged from the beach? Just soak it in water for a few days?
20 gallon $85 special from the local Pet Smart. It'll do: