Hey guys, got another tank and am currently setting it up.
Here in santa clara, the city provides a dumping service each spring where people can put out stuff on the street that they would normally have to take to the dump themselves. This provides a great opportunity for dumpster diving!
Anyways, as I was driving down my street, I saw something that caught my eye, it was a small cube tank. It was super dirty, but I didn't see any cracks. No idea why whoever threw it out did, but oh well!
So, I took it home, and after an hour got it cleaned
I noticed that the rim was loose (this is probably why the previous owner threw it out) so I de-rimmed it. and did a leak test, it passed!
I decided to do a wood tank since I got some interesting pieces from an SFBAAPS member and boiled them to get the tannins out and to soften up the bark so I could remove it.
And, here's what I came up with for a scape, I have other pieces of wood but I think these two look the best. I'll try some other poses and post them on here. I don't think I'll be using any rocks since I want to have a completely rockless scape.
I'll probably run this as a low-tech low maintenance tank so CO2 is out of picture, but who knows.
I got a mini canister from fish.com coming (only 13 bucks!) and once that comes in, i'll plant it.
Here's my plans:
Substrate:ADA aquasoil II
Lighting: 14 watt CFL
CO2: none, or excel
Flora: some kind of moss, or anything else that's easy to keep
fauna: CPDs, or I might just go all shrimp and get some CRS (always wanted these)
Any opinons/ comments/ questions would be greatly appreciated