I have a 20 gallon tall tank. I was going to sell it, but haven't had any luck the past few weeks. The reason was it doesn't have a hood on it and I didn't want to spend another $35 getting one.
So I was thinking about lowering the water level some (one or two inches) and adding some floating plants that won't block them from getting air. I'm thinking of getting a "desk" type of lamp that points light directly down into the water so the plants get proper lighting. Or even a "clamp on" light. As well, they'd get indirect sunlight.
have a filter for it, but it's filtering my 5 gallon right now. (It's a 5-15 gallon filter.) So I'm curious, my tank will still cycle, correct? And I will have live plants in there (no fake) so they will help rid the ammonia. Will I be okay with weekly or week-and-a-half partial water changes? I also net out any uneaten food.