So on the subject of rescue fish, a friend who had set up a Sorority Tank has just been told that he has got the job that he went for and as a result in the next few weeks will be moving across the globe. For the time being he is still looking after the tank and has assured me that it is still working well (about a month in) now I love the fish in here, each girl has such a unique personality. So I will be taking in these girls but teh Sorority Tank is not going to continue, there is just far too much risk for me.
I obviously have Tanks in both my Home and my Office. However what I have noticed is that without a fish rack, which does not seem possible at the moment due to lack of funds, space and the mounting power bills (plus the Landlord says no pets) I have decided to combine some of my tanks together to try and tidy the place up. I have settled on a couple of “standard” 20 Gallon Aquariums for a couple of reasons. I would like to house at least 3 of my Betta’s in this tank, divided of course. And “currently” have 7 Betta Fish to home, or 6 and Kojin in his 8 Gallon. I wanted a 20 Gallon but the tank I am looking at is actually 64 litres or 17ish Gallons so close enough for what I want.
The Tank: So since I have dropped a fair amount of money into this Hobby already I want to make this as much of a budget build as I possibly can. After a lot of shopping about online and in LFS’s I have “settled” on the Aquapod LED 64L Starter Kit, basically because it is half RRP at the moment and comes with free shipping.
LED Lighting: The Starter Kit comes with Stock LED Lighting; this is 16W, with 31 LED’s and a colour range of 14000K. This lighting will be adequate for the plants and livestock that I aim to place in the tank.
Filtration: Again looking at the stock 5 Stage Internal Cartridge Filter CF 1, this is 3.3W with 320l/hr (84g/ph) so more than adequate for the tank, also has plenty of space and scope for modifications if they’re required.
Heater: Deltatherm 100W Heater, plenty big enough for the volume of water and adjustable. Comes with a stick on Thermometer, to which I like to add a second Mercury Thermometer.
Dividers: Dabixx Aquarium Fish Tank Isolation Divider Filter Patition Board Net Divider Holder White 30x30cm 1 Set (£3.21 each)x4
So all in all Happy with the above costs and technical specs.
What I am struggling with is who to put where; Kojin needs to stay in his 8 Gallon which leaves me with 6 fish to play with; (sorry no pictures yet other than what is already uploaded on here)
• Ouro (m)– Piebald and Dual Colour CT (Blue and Red)
• Ruby (f): HMPK Blue and Red
• Garnet (f): HMPK Blue/Green and Red
• Opal (f): HMPK White Body, Red Fins (Very Small - I think she needs to come out sooner rather then later - Feeds Separately)
• Morgan(ite) (f): HMPK Red Body, Red Fins
• Lapis (f): HMPK Blue and Purple (Very Small, stress striped - I think she needs to come out sooner rather then later - Feeds Separately)
I am thinking that for my house I will most likely have the following; Left to right
Lapis, Ouro, Opal (Purple and Blue, Piebald Blue and Red, White and Red)
Which means that for my Office Tank I have
Ruby, Morgan, Garnet (Blue and Red, Red and Red, Blue/Green and Red)
How would you arrange these fish in colour combinations?
And some scribbled plans for the build
Kojin's Keeper Since 08/11/2018
Ouro's Keeper Since 13/12/2018
Opal's Keeper Since 21/01/2019
Rose's Keeper Since 11/03/2019
Last edited by Ratvan; 01-17-2019 at 07:20 AM.