So I picked up a 30 gallon aquarium and hood today. Yay. But thats the only smart thing I did this week.
I was damn well determined to get me a puffer fish that would get to be about 4 inches long. So I did. And with no research or experience, added a little salt to my 10 gallon and threw it in with my cichlids. Aaaand his belly turned brown. Which means he was mega stressed.
So I ran out and grabbed this tank and some sand, scrubbed the inside (with water - just to get the calcium and dust off) and chucked the cichlids in it.
With no filter - because I can't afford that till next week. And I had to take all the plants (or lack thereof since the pleco mowed them) out of the 10g and my rock and driftwood in order to catch the cichlids. So the water is filty (sand substrate does not help) - and the 10g with the puffer has no decor.
Yes. I know. I'm stupid. I'm working on rectifying all the issues right now. I'm cleaning a hunk of wood and boiling it to put in the puffer tank. My next few paychecks will go towards a filter and some decor for the 30 gallon.
But I do have one question. Can I get moss online? Literally no pet shops around me have any kind of moss - ever. Somehow. Its almost sad. They can sell me 30 different types of fern but no java moss.
And on the bright side, my puffer is much happier in the 10 gallon tank by himself.