Nice to see folks recycling.
Definitely not a high clarity & sleek looking "wish list" tank with the stunning aquascape, but using/recycling the old things I already had on hand makes this tank very enjoyable (and I like the footprint of this tank). The lights were a very inexpensive (and fairly simple) project that seem to do well for my plants. I know those mini CO2 cartridges can become an expensive in the long run, which is a draw back. One good thing was that I had 2 boxes (3 ea. per box) of 95gram CO2 cartridges in the attic. Although not the Fluval brand, the threads are the same as the Fluval 88g cartridges. The cartridges are still good after 6+ years. Mileage of the cartridges is fair, lasting just over 2 months running at a one bubble rate every 3-4 seconds, 24/7.Nice to see folks recycling.
Appreciate the kind words. I can surely relate... I'm no longer a spring chicken myself, and hopefully "not in the way" yet either. But that "old & in the way" saying does cross my mind every now and then. And, at times, I also find myself thinking about an old album title by Jimmy Buffett: "Living and dying in 3/4 time".Very nice tank! I was also happy to see that, after reading the thread title, I wasn't looking at a picture of myself! :laugh2:
I'm kind of old (everything is relative) but hopefully not in the way yet.