hey guys so i have a new tank for my room at the commune as theres no way i'd be able to be alone without my fish for a year. unfortunately i cant bring my current setup from home cos it would damage the layout and its too big. so my plan is a 20litre heavily planted with a betta and some shrimp. my plantings will be HC, HM, hairgrass and moss. i'm toying with using terrestrial plants as a filter so theres one less plug for me but a heater is non optional, and probably a light. so the idea is to start on it next week when i get my pocket money. i have the tank and its sitting on my desk looking very empty and i have so seriously control my impulse to just go out and buy a fish to go in it lol. i'v foung some gravel thats crushed up tigers eyes that i love so i'll be getting that and have like a grey stone mountain in the middle that i'll be building myself. so all this starts on monday and i'll cycle the tank, definately! sigh but its so depressing looking at the empty tank, what do you guys think of a tank without a lid? i havent bought a lid yet and am wondeing if i can get away with it?
well pics will follow soon and i'm hoping to find a doubletail or halfmoon, preferably green or a cellofane. right now though i'm keeping my distance from the store that will have the double and halfmoon bettas in stock as if i see one i like i wont be able to resist taking it home lol.
if i do get a proper filter i want it to be an internal one thats small and inconspicuous but will have to see what i can find and afford. student buget need i say more?