Worked all day on getting the 10 gallon set up.
One 32 oz cup at a time. *pant*
I had been sort of kicking myself for not just getting a 20 for $10 more, but now I am glad I didn't.
I thought it might be cool to take pics as I went along with it, so here they are!
Finally figgured out placement of blocks and tank for best support and stability:
Time to put in substrate! I went with black CaribSea Super Naturals, two 5 lb bags for the majority, then added a path thingy with some leftover brown pebble gravel,
then over the pebbles I added some white petco brand sand. The CaribSea brand is great, very clean and stable, but I wouldn't reccomend that petco brand.
It clumps up, flies everywhere, floats on air bubbles to the top, and is just really not very good.
Time to put in some plants! I'm limited right now on spending, so only bought two new plants.
Dwarf hairgrass, and an amazon sword. I had lots of moneywort already, crypt, and hijacked Remy's banana plant, since his tank is super overgrown anyway at this point.
I couldn't afford any hardscape or ornaments yet.
I also couldn't get any ferts yet, but so far my plants love me in other tanks without them,
so hopefully they will be ok til I can get something.
Fill 'er up!
Added my big snail to help with ferts, and Lulu is zipping everywhere in it, so much room for one little girl!
I'll be adding way more stuff to it in the coming month or two, and waiting for it to fill in before I start a sorority.
Also, had to come up with a makeshift baffle for the filter. I got the whisper 10i, because I really like the smaller version Remy has
in his tank. The thing is, his is adjustable, has a soft flow, and doesn't need a baffle. This big one though, is not adjustable and way stronger.
I would of got another kind if I had known that, but I am lazy to exchange anything as long as it works, so that big bag you see in the pics is the baffle :P