Hello! This will be my first actual thread detailing a tank of mine.
Edit 1/30/14: http://imgur.com/a/ZPzXv
Album link that I will continually add photos to.
Originally this was going to be a simple MGOCPM base/black diamond sand cap 2.5G tank bought from PetSmart. It was lighted by a cheap goose-neck lamp with a 13w 6500k Silvania fluorescent and filtered with a Deep Blue Professional Nano filter.
Plants were bought from http://plantedaquariumscentral.com/
- Creeping Charlie (Micromeria Brownei)
- Echinodorus parviflorus 'Tropica'
- Cryptocoryne parva
- Staurogyne repens
- Anubias barteri var. nana
Here's a pic of that before filling:
After running for two weeks (tiny bit of old media added from 5G), I put in 3 male endlers and 2 boraras merah that I found off to the side in the LFS by themselves (couldn't resist!). I also added a couple RCS from my 20L that I keep at home. Knowing that it was overstocked, I went and bought a ZooMed 501 on sale at Petco for some actual bio filtration. I replaced the carbon with Purigen and added whatever was in the DBP filter and some more old media this time from the 20L.
Anyway soon after that I had drive this tiny tank ~3 hours back to college. Did this mostly by draining out a little more than half the water and wrapping the crap out of it with saran wrap, plastic bags, and bubble wrap (and then into the cooler). One boraras merah died in the process.
A couple days later after getting it up and running I found out the tank was leaking slowly in the bottom seam. I then decided the tank wasn't worth the 14 dollars and ordered the 3.5G bow front tank from TruAqua for around $22 (12" length to fit the Finnex Fugeray I just ordered a day before, gooseneck was starting to annoy me). Took a bus to a nearby LFS and bought Fluval Stratum as I needed a plant substrate for the new tank and sand/dirt isn't exactly easy to transfer.
Tank arriving ridiculously packaged (the cardboard box was almost as big as my bed and filled to the brim with packing peanuts):
Tank finally setup (I'm liking the rimless, never had one before):
- Aquarium - TruAqua 3.5G Eurostyle Bowfront
- Substrate - Fluval Plant Stratum
- Filtration - ZooMed 501
- Lighting - Finnex Fugeray 12"
- Flourish root tabs and excel for now (paintball reg. big possibility)
- Same plants as above
- 2x Endler's livebearer (one jumped out either yesterday or in the morning today
- 1x Boraras merah
- 6x Red cherry shrimp
Thanks for looking everyone!
Open to any suggestions/comments.