Hey everyone i just went out yesterday and bought a 10 gallon aquarium. It was a used tank and had everything i needed to start a shrimp tank including shrimp. I5 came with about 25 rcs, a tetra in tank filter and a standard single bulb t8 light fixture and some very old broken down aqua soil.
i get home and i get up the aquarium and once i filled it up the tank sprung a huge leak.. I guess u get what you pay for
. quickly and frantically my girlfriend and myself emptied the aquarium and made a run to walmart to buy a new 10 gallon tank.
When we got home I then began the process of setting up the tank.
first I added some organic soil to the bottom of the aquarium. Just a thin layer maybe 1/2 inch. after thaat i took some of the old aquasoil that came with the tank and i added an inch and a half on top of the soil.
you can see the soil on the left and the aquasoil on top of the soil on the right.
Next i added some black beauty sand on top. and i began playing with the hardscape. I chose to use driftwood and here is what i came up with initially.
this has changed a little since. you can see in the final pics.
Finally it was time to plant. i decided to use anubius, green crypts, a stem of willow hygro, and some dwarf pennywart.
also i found some unknown grassy looking plants floating in a nearby lake today and i also planted some. reminds me of microsword.
right now i am hoping to just get the tank running smoothly in time for next weekend. i am recieving an order of about 25 Crystal Red shrimp and i definitely do not want any losses.