Ok so I have this one 10 G tank and now that i've researched so...so many things I have decided that it really needs a make over.
I'm currently treating this tank for some parasite that i'm not sure what it is but resulted in my upside down catfish getting a white spot on his eye, and only on is eye. So the temperature is raised to 28C/82F. And I added some aquarium salt in there too.
A little about the tank it has;
a 10 Gallon heater (50 W)
a AquaClear Filter (for 5-20 US Gallon Aquariums)
a 3 gallon filter (temporary, needed more oxygen in the water since the temp. got higher and salt was added)
It used to have a Elite Stingray 10, but I didn't like it, took too much space, and didn't provide any surface agitation. I changed it today.
This tank has been up for a few months but I had to clean everything out and empty/refill the whole tank for an ammonia problem that went really bad (oh dear pinky
So the reset up date would be November 17th. So it's pretty well cycled, the last test I did I got the following reading (Keep in mind it's a drop test and the numbers i'm listing are the ones on the back of the card that you compare the color too.)
This test was done yesterday.
So here's a few pictures of this 10 G tank:
So the idea I have in mind would be to add a black background.
Then get some beige sand for the bottom. Get and airpump with an airstone stick . Get some driftwood and some rocks and get some live plants growing in there.
SO out of all of that I got the black background up tonight, I purchased the airstone and pump. Got all the sand I'll need and went to the lake to grab some driftwood. I am currently boilling it and it's been 7hrs I was thinking of getting all the color out of it. Question: Does it matter how long you keep it boiling regarding the time it needs to soak to be able to sink? And what about the brown water, the longer I keep it boilling the less I will have while it soaks/in my tank???
What I don't have is some nice rocks, and some live plants (I need to do more research on them, and get the supplies I'll need to keep them in the tank.) but the plants are going to be a little while. Have to settle for fake ones for now.
I was planning on when the whole tank is finish getting 2 Dwarf frogs in there and putting my newly aquired Beta in there, when he's done is quarantine of course.
Any advice/comments/answer to my question is welcomed and greatly appreciated.
If I think of anything else I'll post as I go. And of course pictures as I go though all the steps of the make over!