I guess these things start with a bit of an intro?? Ok then...the name's Randi. I draw on people for a living.
Now that that's done and out of the way.
I had a small 10 gallon converted into an AIO with a display of about 7 gallons that housed a pair of Yashia Gobies and a small reef forever ago. Then I started travelling with work and eventually sold everything off, but kept the tank. I went for about a year with no aquarium. And then the bug hit again.
So I ordered a bunch of stuff online, set up a tank in my station at the shop and everything was kosher. Or so I thought.
Although it was looking decent I wasn't happy with the over all space it allowed for any future fish...so. I went out and picked up another 10 gallon. And overhauled.
skip ahead 3 or so weeks and this is where I'm at now:
Standard 10 gallon aquarium
2x 13W Philips "Daylight" bulbs in clamp lamp domes, approx 12 hours a day
Aqua Clear 30 with just Sponge and bio media, no carbon
Some other HOB filter than came with the tank, stocked with just extra sponges.
I'm probably way off, but this is what the tag thingers said when I bought them:
Some random Moss Ball thing
Crypt (both wendtii and parva)
And then a whole bunch of other ones that fall into the "looked cool, lets try it category"
Flourish, Excel, Iron, Trace, Potassium and Complete. Follows a hacked up version of the schedule offered by Seachem.
6x Corydora hastatus (or however its spelled)
12x Celebese Rice Fish
12x Red Cherry Shrimp (not including babies I've seen darting around/chillin)
Now with work I travel quite a bit, so the tank needs to be fairly self sustained while I'm gone. Feedings can be handled by friends/family (I've got a few fellow fish nerds in the family, they'll know how much/when/what to feed) Lights are on a timer and I'm currently in the process of ordering/installing an auto top off which will pump water from a separate 10 gallon tote up into the display when needed.
Oh...that other tank???? yeah, it's getting set up as a low tech/lowlight display as well....
thoughts? comments? suggestions?