11-08-2009, 05:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Mikaila31
The only thing about small tanks is that they require alot of upkeep for there size IMO. Its hard to balance such a small amount of water. Evaporation is normal, but the small volume makes it seem much more noticeable. Stocking is very limited as well. Which is why not many people keep them. My first attempt a planting a 2 gal ended horribly. So far the 1gal of water in my paldarium has been doing great. Which actually surprising to me I expected it to be a algae battle, because theres a couple pounds of retained black dirt/sand on the other side of the tank. I was expecting nutrient run off and algae. So far none of that and plants have been pearling daily.
Still I would rather have larger tanks, but the small tanks are easier to sneak past the parents.
Well yea my 55g's are "easier" and so is the 10's and all others....but even if I'd to simple design a very nice aqua landscaping and fiddle with it, for one it would be a new challenge AND if I was to put no inmates in it just think about all the options what I could "test" for a plant life w/out worrying about fish/ shrimp etc.
I just like the challenge and the understanding you gain in the process, even if I set up my 12th 55g, it kinda starts being the 'same' after a while and so far I had all sizes tank from 55 down, just not a 1g till now