I just bought a 31.4 L (just over 8.25 G) tank from a seller on Gumtree. :) With extras, but it's had goldfish in it so they'll probably be goldfishy things aside from the 2 pumps and filters, lid, substrate, light, etc. All up: $65.00
BUT how cool is that!?!!?!
So tempting to start setting it up.. but I'd realllly better not, until I know what's happening house-wise. So that's one thing off the list for the first NPT, which I think will go to Daughter for Cole - he's so BIG for that small tank he's in now...
What list, you ask? I'd better make one, actually. So here goes:
Tank - DONE
Light (need a 6500k light for this..)
Filter pump - DONE
Marble Chips/Oyster Shells
Blood & Bone
Peat Moss (optional)
I found this recipe on another forum - apparently it generates its own CO2 and has a really long 'lifespan'. Lots of folks there have tried it, with astonishing results for plant growth and it doesn't bother the fish at all. Can't wait to try it!
Various low/medium light Aussie natives from Aquagreen.com.au
Amazon frogbit (maybe)
Maybe some tropical epiphytic orchids to grow on the wood, if they'll do okay above the surface.. something to research!
Cole! Black HM plakat manly man.
Hard Scaping Stuff:
Probably some Mopani.. I like it in Cleo's tank.
Tall wood for possible orchids.
What it says.
I'm so excitable.
I actually did a fish tank dance...