Originally Posted by MSG
- Is that a 50W Aqueon Heater?
- No hood?
- What is the Kelvin rating of the CFL bulb in the red clamp?
- Do you have a automated timer to plug your lights into?
- Is your tank really kept in that location in between your kitchen sink & stove?
- What is the complete list of plants that are arriving?
- Is your anubias planted into your turqouise colored gravel?
- Are you planning to keep that gravel?
- How old are the 2 = 24" Lights Of America 17W Grow Sticks?
You might want to lower the water level, but I don't think that's an option with your Aqueon Quietflow 10.
Get some sort of glass lid to cover the top of your tank or you might lose the betta when he decides to leap out of the tank.
I've been meaning to get a hood. The idea scares me, and I know every day is a risk. I was waiting to get one until I have finalized what my lighting situation will be.
It is between a sink and stove but it is our downstairs kitchen which is unused. only contact is people walking through it to get to the laundry room and me attending to Admiral Bubblesworth. It provides the quickest possible water changing, an ideal set up location, a calm place that I can keep things undisturbed for a long period of time, etc.
I do not have an automatic timer. I should invest in one.
I was intending on keeping the gravel, but if that is not an option then I will ditch it. I'm very open to changes.
I have no notion of age of the sticks, but I am impressed that you know that they are lights of america. I am pretty sure they saw minimal use in a plant project of my brothers.
It is not an Anubias, it is a Peace Lilly. I have had mixed messages about it's ability to survive underwater, but I want at least one plant in the aquarium (I do not care if it dies all that much.
The Aqueon can potentially be exchanged for a Quietflow 25. It kind of needs higher water level to help disrupt the output, but the output is at a point where I only turn it on occasionally to help circulate heat/medications (15 mins ish a day) because he is currently healing and there is no filter atm). I should be able to resolve these flow issues once some of the aquatic plants arrive.
The bulb information is limited to 120V 60HZ 14W .2A unfortunately.
My current list is Anacharis, Echinodorus amazonicus, Cabomba caroliniana, Java Moss. I intend on purchasing other species, and getting rid of some of the faster growing stuff like the Cabomba and maybe even the Java Moss once the tank is more populated (unless I successfully sell it on Ebay which I may start doing once it grows like crazy)