Call me a dork (and then call yourself one
), but I miss my tanks while I'm on the clock. I had a few bucks of LFS store credit, and decided to make a half-hearted attempt at keeping a few plants and fish in an unused 10 gal at work.
- 2, 18w, 2700K screw-in fluorescent bulbs - hood, bulbs and tank collecting dust at my place of employment.
- 1 bag eco complete - store credit LFS
- AC mini - unused in my basement
- 25w heater - same story as the AC
1/2 tap, 1/2 DW
NO3 = 10-100ppm
PO4 = no idea
Originally, I had rotalla, eleocharis (dwarf hairgrass), and Val americana. The rottalla grew, but looked lousy (removed), and the hairgrass croaked off.... But, the vals are growing as well in this tank as they are in my high-tech tanks at home. There is a Java attached to the driftwood, making very slow progress, but at least it isn't dying.
I added a small school of white clouds (feeder fish at my LFS - 12/$1) and a couple baby angels ("recycled" with each batch of new babies I raise). There is also a wood shrimp (six-legged, filter-feeding shrimp) that is doing quite well, and has molted 3-4 times. Obviously, this does not compare to home, but it sure is nice to have something
to tend to while putting in my time.
The tank is prone to occasional BGA growths, but nothing epidemic. And the ramshorn snails seem to keep things pretty tidy.
Sorry for the lousy photo. The camera at work is a real dinosaur.
Thanks for looking.