While reading through Frank's thread (https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pl...r-planted.html
), a lot came up about philosophies about both high tech and low tech, as well as general thoughts on keeping an aquarium. One part of the conversation was not limiting yourself to a budget. I am going to take on this challenge.
My Goal: Figure out how much I can do with absolutely no budget (for now). I also want to see how "low tech" you can really go and be successful. This is an experiment, I may or may not be successful. I figure I may as well try.
All equipment/plants are already owned. I plan to spend exactly $0 on equipment on this tank. That may change.
(will update if things change)
Tank: Standard 10 Gallon
Lighting: Standard 10 Gallon Incandescent Hood with 15 watt CFL x2
Substrate: Gravel from my yard (pretty sure it's basically inert, may raise water hardness).
Filtration: None or Marina S10.
: (will update as I add)
I am buying no plants for this tank. I am just trimming plants from other tanks and adding. The list will grow over time. I will do my best to keep track
None (may change)
None and I don't plan to use Excel either.
None for now. I am thinking Endlers as I have never had them. I also am thinking Guppies. Nothing fancy most likely.
I hate journals that start out without pictures but I just wanted to get this typed out as I clean my old 10 gallon off.
Question, assuming people are into this, I am willing to swap out my "back yard gravel" with Petco Blue Sand. Let me know if you care.