This will be a setup & update journal for my new tank - an ADA 60P cube garden tank. I picked it up at Aqua Forest today, after my club's open house in San Francisco.
Eheim Pro 2222 - Had this filter for 4-5 years now, and it's 110% reliable. Haven't replaced a thing mechanically, but I did buy new o-rings, new feet and new tubing. In addition, I bought some little media bags for temporary or messy media (Carbon, eg).
Aquasoil Amazonia & probably some nile sand or bright sand (obviously with a divider of some sort -- haven't thought that far ahead yet).
Here's a few pictures I took tonight. You'll see that large piece of manzanita --- it's actually a branch from a piece of property that my parent's own not too far away. I let it dry out in the sun for a few months... I'll need to strategically break it up for the tank, so opinions on that are welcome!
I just couldn't resist
taking a peek behind the cardboard and styrofoam!
I've never bought an ADA tank before, but looking at it closely (clean seals, very little silicon, no top or bottom rim) puts my other tanks to shame. The 25-T tank in the background is getting torn down and sold, along with the stand and lighting (55wx2).
So...........where are the plants?
Not for a while. I still need several key elements.
I'll eventually be getting the Co2 system, lily pipes, ada beetle or similar, lighting (not sure what I'm getting yet).
Oh yeah.....I still need a stand. Not sure if I'm going to make it, or break down and buy one.
More to come! (hopefully sooner than later)