I setup a 10 gallon tank at my office and figured i'd start my very first journal
This is only my second planted tank and i wanted to try a "iwagumi" style tank since my 38 gallon is a jungle. To tell you the truth i basically ripped off this tanks design since i liked it http://www.aquascapingworld.com/maga...08/passage.jpg
A quick summary is listed below followed by some progress pics and details. Feedback is appreciated!
Tank: standard 10 gallon de-rimmed
Lighting: DIY suspended https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/di...ded-light.html
Substrate: AS I powder
Filtration: Eheim 2213 with knockoff lily pipes
CO2: DIY yeast with knockoff ceramic diffuser
Flora: HC, Blyxa japonica
Fauna: Otos, Rasbora maculatus, Amano shrimp (to come), CRS (to come)
Here is a shot of the guts of the DIY light. Two 27w Hampton Bay lights. I have since made new end pieces with a smaller diameter.
I started with the HC emersed but that lasted only 2 or 3 weeks since i got impatient.
Here it is right after i filled it. I have the spraybar on because the first glass outflow i got aimed towards the substrate too much. The new one blows "out" more instead of down.
About a week and a half and many big water changes later i added 3 otos.
Here is the new knockoff lily pipe at work. This one flows "out" across the tank much better.
The diffuser at work and the CO2 bubble in a nice vortex
Then yesterday a received 20 Boraras maculatus. This are quick little buggers, but definately cool fish.
And here we are today. A full tank shot and one showing my work area with the tank.
Amanos should be here next week and CRS probably in a month or so. Let me have it people!