New here but been lurking on this forum for awhile. I use to keep planted tanks back in the day but college happened and I had to give up on the hobby. Now that I am done with all that and actually have spare time I wanted to get back into the hobby again
. i ordered a mr.aqua 12 gallon tank and I am super excited for that to come in the mail but since it hasn't yet, I am going to start with this one.
I went to the local petsmart recently and decided to pick up this tank since it was on sale for only $40.00. I saw some bad reviews so I was weary about picking it up but after unpacking it I am in love with this tank. Yes the filter and the led lights are garbage but I was going to switch them out anyways. The tank itself is pretty decently built and for the price I can't complain.
The description said it's a 5 gallon tank but with the dimensions it seems its closer to a 7.5 gallon tank. So here's what I have so far. Any suggestions are welcome!
Tank dimensions: 13.7 in L x 9.3 in W x 13.5 in H
Lighting: 12" Finnex Planted Plus
CO2: Probably going with the aquatek mini, I like the size of a paintball canister and it fits in nicely on the table versus a 5lb tank
Hardscape: Petrified wood and manzanita (ordered them but still waiting for them to arrive)
Filter: Currently a small finnex hob filter till I get my canister filter
Flora: Any suggestion on this? I was thinking of Bucephalandra, Fissidens, Didiplis diandra, Ranunculus inundatus, and Hydrocotyle Tripartita
Fauna: Most likely RCS, Would like a school of ember tetras but not sure if this tank would be too small (if it is they are gonna go in the 12 gallon mr aqua).
Anyways here is what I have so far, the plants and branches should all arrive on later next week: