I mentioned in my other journal that my girlfriends sister gave me a hexagonal tank for free because she got out of the fish keeping hobby. When I setup my 20 long I set this hex aside in a closet, not quite sure what to do with it. To put this long story into a nutshell, my parents picked up a hexagon stand from freecycle (for, free... woo!) and we just got around to putting a solid top and bottom onto it for fathers day.
I went to the LFS nearby, picked up 40lbs (wayyyy to much I bet) of Eco-Complete and dumped it in along with three stems of Cabomba and the driftwood I was going to use for my 20L. I also used the water from the water change I did today and put that into this tank to hopefully speed up the cycle.
For filtration I'm using my original Tetra Whisper EX30 I had lying around the house. When I pick up a canister filter for my 20L I will be handing down the AquaClear 50 to this tank.
For lighting I'm using a 60w "Agro-Lite" shop light I picked up from Home Depot until I can figure out some good Hexagon lighting solutions. Does anyone know what size lighting I should use for this tank?
For overall layout of the tank I would like to have moss growing on the driftwood, HC as a carpet, some red stems growing in the patch where the Cabomba is right now. How does that sound all?
I will post water parameters when I stop being lazy.
Super-Awesome around the house lighting. I hadn't installed the filter yet when I took these pictures.
This was planted within an hour of putting the substrate.