NEW PROJECT!! ... "The Sorority"
It will temporarily be a 10 gallon but this summer I'm moving off campus (FINALLY... cue hallelujah chorus!!) so once I'm in my new apartment I'll upgrade it to a 20 long.
My ADA Amazonia Aquasoil
arrived today. I got it used from a member of my plant forum for $25. I got more than enough for a 10 gallon for that price plus it's used so it's chock full of beneficial bacteria.
The filter I'm using is my new favorite power filter, an Aquaclear 20
. Great filter with lots of room for a nice biological filter (I don't use chemical filtration because I'm too lazy to replace carbon all the time). The heater is a 50 watt Marineland stealth which I'm going to hopefully change out for a hydor theo when I upgrade the tank.
I've already ordered my plants which should arrive tomorrow or Thursday. I'm getting..
dwarf sagittaria subluata (dwarf sag)
bolbitis (african water fern)
Golden Lloydiella (Gold Creeping Jenny)
hygrophila difformis (water wisteria)
anubias nana 'petite'
That should be plenty of plants to get me started. I also have a nice piece of driftwood that will be going in.
The hood is incandescent so I will be using two 13 watt CFL bulbs.
I'm setting the tank up this afternooon and beginning the cycle. I'll update with pics of the tank tonight.
This tank will hold 6 females with more likely to be added later on. I'll also be putting in some snails (probably 1 mystery snail and some olive nerites) and ghost shrimp, possibly some RCS if I can find a good deal.