Well I've been excited about setting up my sorority tank but can't yet until i do some cleaning, testing and quarantining. Oh, and A LOT of spending $$$ :( But it's worth it :) So I decided to make a journal to help me not go crazy while I patiently wait.
I originally wanted to turn my split 10 gallon into a sorority tank. However with 2 girls already, and over 100 beauties on Aquabid to choose from, that didn't last long. I chose too many girls I like on Aquabid and therefore needed to get a bigger tank. I searched Craigslist and found a 29 gallon tank with stand, heater, filter and lights. They delivered it to me (they were 40 minutes away!) all for $190. Not THAT great of a deal, but I needed it fast. And I really like the stand. The tank has a lot of scratches on one side of it, but the other side was okay. It had some hardwater staining but I got most of it off. Some at the top I couldn't get off for the life of me but I was using just vinegar and a razor scraper. I could use some stronger acid but when it's wet the cloudiness actually isn't too bad. Here is the pic of the tank which is currently being leak tested. So far, so good. It has been filled for about 12 hours. One of my cats has already jumped up and fell into it sometime this morning. It has a makeshift hood which is just a piece of clear plastic on top, but it isn't quite long enough so it leaves about 4 - 6 inches exposed.
I'll be buying a new hood and the light fixture I have is kind of weird...it is the type that needs to be mounted rather than just sits on top of the hood, don't know know how well that will work out: