Want some opinions.........
Okay, in about 3 1/2 to 4 weeks I get my fall financial aid. I've set aside enough of it to put a drop checker and maybe a bubble counter on my 40 Gallon Paintball Co2 and add a few fish/plants. So that is handled until spring.
My 10 gallon shrimp tank on the other hand is starting to drive me nuts with snails. So I've been thinking about setting up an entirely new tank and slowly transfering everything from the 10 Gallon to a completely new tank (after doing a good disinfectant of course) so I can get rid of the snails without hurting the shrimp.
I can probably spend between $100 to $150 on this setup so I am looking for opinions on what would be a good option.
Some of my thoughts:
used tank off Craigslist and just pick up what I need.
New standard tank (5 or 10 or maybe 20?)
Now, I already need to replace my heater (I'm borrowing one from my neighboar at the moment) and the Zoomed 501 canister, although works extremely well, doesn't have the flow for anything over a 5 gallon.
I do have a 2.5 Gallon I could setup but I think my Painted Fire Reds would over run that tank fairly quickly. Besides I don't have the canopy and you can't get one without purchasing a new tank.
Remember I'm on a budget though. "I MIGHT" be able to swing $200 at the very top end.
This budget needs to include everything, including substrate. I want to replace basically the entire tank, cycle it, and then move the shrimp over.
75 Gallon Planted Community Tank
Also run an LFS so I deal w/ over 30 tanks daily.