whats up guys. I never really post here, as i'm on APC and dendroboard most of the time, but i thought i would share my little project i have going on.
I built the tank from scratch. Well, i actually found an old ten gallon, cut it up, and turned it into this tank. It is the second aquarium i have constructed myself. dimensions are 12x12x8.5 and it holds approximately 5.2 gallons.
Substrate is 1/2-1" of mineralized topsoil, topped with red fluorite, topped with regular pea gravel just because i don't really like the look of fluorite.
Driftwood is locally collected, and washed. The small rocks are from our backyard creek, and boiled.
Filter is just a regular 10 gallon filter that was cut to fit.
Tetra brand 10-20 gallon heater.
Future plans: I'm going to let the tank cycle without a light just cuz i don't want to deal with algae. I will eventually build a fixture housing a 27 watt cfl. I plan to use diy co2 cuz its a small tank. i want to put cherry shrimp in there because i have never tried them before. As for plants, i'm not totally sure yet. I'm a bit of a brown thumb, so i need stuff thats not too challenging. I'm thinking mabybe dwarf hairgrass, and maybe an easy bunch of stem plants in the back. If you have any suggestions, please don't hold back!
Here are some pictures:
Tell me what you guys think so far! Thanks for lookin,