As time goes by I keep coming up with new tank ideas, I've been bitten by the planted tank bug and have had an idea to modify another tank by building a filter into
it, I have it all planned out. I keep thinking how good it'd be for an ADF as I could cycle the thing before getting anything to put in it and the style of filter I'm going for is rather good for low flow/pond style tanks. Due to how I'd modify the tank it'd also be frog-proof.
Then I remember that I'd need another heater... and therefore another plug socket. My heart sinks as I'm running enough electricity right now without having another heater going.
I then come up with another plan to save some electricity by swapping out one light unit I'm using for my beetle tank with another, longer, more suitable light but realize that the light unit I want to trade out is being used with terrestrial plants and the other unit is catered for aquatic ones... I do not know if the light strip would work well enough for the plants in the beetle tank. I consider asking advice but at the end of the day I know right now I simply can't care for another tropical tank and I can't get singular or pairs of ADFs locally anyway.
I'm thinking of setting up this other tank anyway (more so I can experiment with the filter idea as much as anything else, should it not work the tank'd still be useable) and using it with a variety of shrimp I've raised in the past, one that doesn't need a heater except for its larvae stage, I can sit it in my heated propagator for that time... then I remember that I need to hook my heated propagator out for use with stick insect eggs that haven't been laid yet and remember my electricity usage.
I need to stop thinking for once I reckon
I suddenly miss my divided tank and wish I had the room for our old 22gal so I could divide it in three with two built-in filters to act as the dividers.
Excuse my rambling.