No doubt you'll end up with about 12 different foods, i do alreasdy and they have a differign diet through the week- including on day they dont get fed at all.
Nice job on the cleaning and filling, it did look pretty clear straight up
Oh, the flakes.... i have some rosey tetras in mine and they love the flakes...but they are too big....i simply crunch them up in my fingers onto the lid and then drop them in...
I spent the extra on a dig timer, well 3 for my main tank, and have a regular crappy one for my smaller tank, but i've wondered what the grinding was on the regular one today, basically its broke already but i already had it, so i will get another difital on my next day off too. I'd rather never have to worry it might stay on all night!
haha sounds like work- ask the lfs if they have any old buckets- mine are all old saltwater tanks salt tubs- nig 25 ltr ones that they had used for water changes too- i just cleaned them in old tank water again and again and again until i was happy to use them to fill my tank too. Plus if you have 2 one can dechlor'ing whilst your filling/ draining with the other. time is money baby! haha. one lfs charged me $2 for one, the other gave me 2 for free as i buy plenty there anyway.
i'd say good choice on the fish...i always look for the active and healthy looking fish.....and when they caught me one i wasnt happy with from the group i told him to put it back. SAYING that though, we also like to rescue things, so if you look in the 'loach fin' thread you'll see we added one more to our last purchase and got the one who had been bullied! couldnt be leaving him in there! he'd already lost half his fin, and now he's our favourite. ANYWAY.....
your background- some people paint their backgrounds permanent with water soluble paint- so if they ever want to change it it will come off with a little elbow grease. Obviously a few coats will stop any evaporation etc taking any off.
MINE- is simply selotaped on in 6 points, but this is probably because i'll no doubt change it for soemthing that i actually want at some point or just paint/stick on plain black to add a contrast and make the fish and whats actually in the tank stand out more.
Yeah them test strips are poo- as you can see the numbers could be ANYTHING. haha.
glad your happy with the plants, fish and tank as a whole though and glad we'll no doubt be seeing you around here plenty we hopes