10/10/15- Just wanted to update this post with how the aquarium stands today, it is starting to come together!
8/11/15- My CO2Art "Professional Aquarium CO2 Dual Stage Regulator and Solenoid Magnetic Valve" and JBJ style bubble counter arrived. Only took 8 days for my order to arrive with free shipping!
The regulator setup seems to be in good shape.
One of the compression fittings for the bubble counter was tapped sideways so it screws on kind of wonky. Not that big of a deal since I wasn't planning on using it forever.
8/10/15- Finished painting the back of the tank black. I had used a satin finish black acrylic paint. Applied 5 coats.
8/8/15- Stopped by Tong's in Fountain Valley today and went through all of their lava rock. I picked the three I liked the most, although I am not sure I will use them all. I'm excited to finally have some hardscape to start brainstorming ideas around.
The rock on the left is darker because I had gotten it wet to see what it would look like.
8/4/15- My Mr Aqua arrived! Man is that a good looking tank. When I compare it to the 20g high I had originally gotten from petco, I am absolutely blown away. I would like to thank Raymond S. for suggesting it to me, it does fit in that spot perfectly. I even have enough room to mount the filter on the back and be able to remove it
. I am planning on painting the back of the tank black, and am probably going to get a second AC20 to run alongside my other one.
It's starting to come together! Waiting on my CO2art regulator to arrive.
I have been wanting to get an aquarium for a while now, but am limited as to where I could keep one. I have a small area in my apartment than I can use which I am hoping you could help me find a tank for. It's dimensions are 28"X16.5"X20" with a 12.5" overhang above it
I've attached a picture of the spot in question with the dimensions on it for those of you that care to look.
Being as this is a planted tank forum my goal would obviously be to have a planted tank, but as far as the types of "residents" and plants that would live in it I am completely open to suggestions; if all you can recommend for that space is a tank that would hold a betta that's fine with me. As you can see from the picture the area is kind of restricted, which means I would need a tank small enough that I could reach behind, still be able to open if it had a cover, and just be able to maintenance in general.
I'm not opposed to storing stuff behind the tank, but drilling into the cabinet bellow or above the area is not an option. Which restricts me to having a low tech tank.
I'm hoping you could help me set up with a budget of 300 dollars, although that might be flexible depending on what's being recommended and such.
If enough people think that putting an aquarium there is a bad idea, I've also thought of putting a terrarium there. Or I could just put the introduction to a new hobby on hold for now. It kind of depends on what your expert advice is on it.
Thanks for stopping by!