Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Northern Virginia
Well guys, I've been doing the planted tank thing since November of last year, and I gotta say that I'm so hooked. I have a 15g tank, which despite a big learning curve, turned out pretty okay considering that I didn't know what the I was doing, lol.
So, I've been thinking of setting up a massive tank in my basement...something along the lines of 125 gallons or more. The major issue there is it's a project that's just going to have to be on the back burner until I can finish renovating my basement.
So, I figure, why not try my hand at a small tank? something along the lines of a 4-8 gallon rimless tank that can sit in my library, grow some plants and breed some shrimp in.
So, my question is for the guys here who have tried it, how is it different from doing other tanks?
I figure with a small tank, getting enough lighting would be a breeze. Would pumping CO2 even be necessary? How often do you do water changes on a small tank, and about how much do you change? What plants do you like to use on a small tank?