Tentative Planning on a Planted 2.5gal glass tank
Okay, so, y'all have given me so much inspiration in wanting to plant a tank properly (I've just got my goofy Lee's Critter Keeper) and since I would like to add in Roobios (from Adagio Teas, organic, and it's what I have on hand) tea, I worry about doing it with a plastic/acrylic tank.
So, I'll be switching then returning the Critter Keeper tank for a Marineland 2.5gal tank.
My buy list:
-Get tank= $15 +tax (get @ Petsmart)
-Get Hydor Theo heater= $23 +tax (get @ Petco)
-Get FloraMax= $9+ tax @15lbs or $11+ tax for 12lbs (get @ Petsmart)
-Get Seachem Prime= $5 +tax (get @ Petsmart)
Total= $52-$55 give or take
-Return Lee's Critter Keeper Large= $12 -tax
-Return TopFin 7.5 watt heater= $10 -tax
-Return API Tap Water Conditioner (Extra-Strength)= $5 -tax
-Return Aqueon Sipon Gravel Vac Small= $8 -tax
-Return unopened OmegaOne Freeze-Dried Bloodworms= $5 -tax
Total= About $40 give or take
I have most of my plants, and black sand already. Is there anything on the 'Buy'-list that you all think I should add? I'm quite keen on the FloraMax but uh, it's 15lbs or 12lbs (for the $11 black one) of the stuff. I am pretty sure I don't need all of it.
I'm a poor college-student (hence why I am trying to return as much stuff that I don't need/can upgrade to) but I'd love to do this for a tank. Someday. Shipping is a pain in the behind with the college-delivery so I would order things online but it's too risky with the way the campus handles packages. It's not going to happen for a while but, it's just a little plan.
Do you all have any suggestions? I'm open to ideas.