So Chronos and Echo were living peacefully in their respective 3 gallon tanks. We converted both of them to NPTs and even got 3 Amano Shrimp for each tank. However, it seemed the LED lights just weren't cutting it for some of the plants. We also had 2 shrimp commit suicide by leaping out of the holes in the lid. One was killed by a cat and the other dried up on the floor. :( I knew I needed better lights, and I knew I didn't want to lose any more shrimp. What's a girl to do?
Upgrade them both to 5 gallons each!
I did a bit of research here on the forums (special thanks to Tabbie82 for her thorough reviews of the Hawkeye 5 gallon tanks. I ordered two the next day!).
I went out and got some more plants to replace the plants that weren't doing so well in the LEDs.
Echo is fully set up in his brand new tank. Chronos will be introduced to his tomorrow.
(The water appears bubbly and slightly cloudy in the pictures. While it is bubbly in person, it is 100% clear as well.)
Also included: Bonus pictures of Echo!