Guess who's sick AGAIN? I hate this grocery store job, keeps getting me sick. I feel like puking everywhere and I'm crazy dizzy.
Aside from that awfulness, my mum has given me my Christmas present early! Yaaaay! It's from my aunts ex-husband (awkward, but hey, still a tank!) and it's a 27g Otcagonal tank. He used it for saltwater, so extra cleaning is in order. I'll probably work on it bit by bit this week and do all of the fishy stuff in two or three weeks, when I get my next paycheck. My plan:
Divide the 30g by 5g, 20g, 5g.
Put Wilt and Atlas in 5g parts, girls in the 20.
Keep Colosseum decoration in the center on the 30g, move Swords over to the 27g.
Move driftwood to the 27g.
Put Soleil et les Nuages in the 27g, but keep the Otos in the 20g part of the 30. I might get a couple more Otos for their little group.
Get and QT a BN Pleco and put him in the 27g (which will be a fabulous NPT)
Have everyone be happy!
I saved six little snail midgets from the 30 today and put them in with grumpy ole Atlas, who loves his snails. They'll grow out there before going to new homes
Pigg will just stay in his 5g during all of this, and I definitely won't be making the 30g a NPT. While I would LOVE to, it will just be so much work and I don't know if I can give myself the time to do it. But the 27g will be, and hopefully it'll be fabulous! I'll mostly have plants that are thriving without a NPT anyways in the 30g.
I do have some questions about NPTs, though- I want to use a substrate and a sand topping. Where can I get those really cheap? What kind should I get for both? Also, how do I siphon the sand?