Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Northfield Minnesota
Well frustrating as it is, I ended up taking down the 6 gallon tank. There were so many reasons why I did this.
1, The small opening is the WORST for maintaining the tank.
2, When a fish died, it was hard to take out due to the small gap.
3, Keeping the tank trimmed and clean was a pain.
4, The plants that grew from the seeds started to float everywhere with the substrate I used. It's better to attach the seeds to drift wood or a rock in order for them to stick onto something. Trying to get them out of the tank with a net was a headache.
What did I do to the other items and the fish? I placed them in my other tanks. I am happy that I did this though. at first I thought all of the hard work I put into this tank was for nothing. I was super upset. But seeing I had an opportunity to add the hidey hole in my 10 gallon tank and the dead tree in my 5 gallon shrimp tank along with the rest of the plants, I was feeling much better taking apart this tank for good. The two scarlet badis were added into the 15 gallon and so was the butterfly loach. They are much happier in that larger tank I have to say.
What did I learn from this experience? NEVER GET ONE OF THESE TANKS EVER AGAIN! I mean for fake plants sure... but my lord this tank was the worst idea anyone ever came up with. It's pretty and all with the top being closed in and you could see above it, but the maintenance is hard.
Here are the photos of the items in the new/old tanks of mine. lol the moment I added the hidey hole the panda loaches started going in when I was covering it with the sand. LOL at least someone was having fun with their new home. =P
the first photo is my 15 gallon tall that I added the Dwarf S.sage grass in.
the second photo is my 10 gallon tank with the hidey hole along with the third photo.
the 4th photo is my 5 gallon shrimp and snail tank
and the last is my 15 gallon full look. I'm looking for some nice tall plants to fill in the back of this tank if anyone knows some easy plants that can grow in hard water with ph around 8.0. the ones I have no are struggling to grow. I ended up buying three plants that had bulbs but stupid me placed them in the sand. x_x they rotted. I should have known that. they were rare plants too. I have one left that seems to be doing ok. I hope it grows.
15 gallon: 1 Pea puffer, 5 harlequin rasboras, 5 neon green Rasboras, Clown pleco, Shrimp.
10 gallon: 2 betta's and a snail
10 gallon: 1 Pea puffer, two Guppies and 6 Panda loaches and shrimp.
5 gallon: Red Cherry Shrimp and snails
5 gallon tank: WIP tank
37 gallon: 2 F8 Puffers 7 bumblebee gobies.
My journal: https://www.bettafish.com/144-journa...ournal-46.html