Need advice: downsizing to a nano
Hey guys, I've been pretty happy with my 36-gallon but now need to downsize. My wife and i have a 2-yr old now, and are expecting twins in June. So we need to make space.
have been looking at the Fluval Chi and Edge.
For the life of me, I cannot figure out what's the big difference between the 2 and why does the Edge cost so much more.
I'll have some Red Cherry Shrimp in the tank, together with some Galaxy Rasboras.
I've been using Flourite for years and don't think I'll have much problem salvaging the stuff that's currently in my 36g. But a friend also gave me a 16-lb bag of Activ Flora. Any thoughts on one or the other?
I'll also have to restock plants completely. I have some HM and I generally like them. With good lighting, they should stay low and dense. Right?
How easy is it to upgrade the lights in the Chi and Edge?
I also have one of these that i'm using in a 3g vase right now. That's where everyone is currently housed and it's got some plant that i do not recognize/can identify in it.
I actually kinda like the vase. No maintenance at all except to top up water once every other week or so. But you can't really see the critters unless you get up close, and I'd rather not have my 2-yr old THAT close to a vase that's not the most stable thing there is.
I know, very random and disorganized. Just looking for thoughts and it helps me organize my thoughts when I write it down and have something to refer back to down the road.