Current equipment list:
-Aqueon 29 gallon tank
-Top Fin Stand
-Eheim 2215 filter
-Coarlife T5 36 watt light x3 (108 watts total)
-20lb Co2 Tank
-Regulator and needle valve from a weed growing setup given to me lol
-GLA 3000 Glass Diffusor
-CAL AQUA "Oracle" Drop Checker
Start of journal
I figured i'd throw my tank up to get some advice, feedback, etc. I am very new to this, as described below. I will update these lists as i go, and of course take pictures of my progress.
Tank and Accessories
Aqueon starter kit:
-29 gallon tank
-17 Watt Light
-Coralife 30in t5 2x18 light
-Green Leaf Aquariums CO2 Diffuser 3000
-Red Eye Tetra x2
-Flame Tetra x3
-Serpae Tetra x5
-Dwarf Gourami x1
Amano Shrimp x3
-Ghost Shrimp x3
None. This is my first tank. I have never had any sort of aquarium before. Everything I have learned has been in the last month, the tank was started on 10/11/08.
Immediate-To learn how to take care of fish, get more fish after first cycle, acquire new plants and hardscape
Midrange-Learn more about aquascaping and find the direction i want to go. Be able to visualize what i want and how it works. Learn more about aquascaping in terms of theory, technique, style, materials, etc
Long Term-Tear down this tank and redo with aquired knowledge
In general, i'm trying to build slowly to avoid a finciancial drain. I have many hobbies that take my moneys away from me. I plan to collect as much of the hardscape as i can for now as well as any plants i can find that are attractive. I have been interested in getting a tank for years but never had a reason, i decided i didn't need one. I did justify it to myself as it will be a good addition for my home studio.
Cliffnotes-New to this entirely, have no clue what i'm doing, etc.
Sorry, i need to learn how to photograph this type of stuff.
Planed "upgrades" and changes on the agenda at some point
-Start messing with ferts
-Moss or HC carpeting
-Build a stand (or make my dad do so if i can lol)
-Rescape x unknown amount