Hello, I'm Back from the dead after 13 years of retiring from hobbying fish just because a cat ruined it years ago for me . Years ago i had tons fish tanks .Here;s the story .One day when my pain in the azz cat when she was a kitten she use to jump on top of my 125 fresh water fish gallon tank and try to get in to it .Well to make it short, she did and she pulled the out take hose out and all the water from the tank was on the floor ( The fish died).So i sold everything . Last month i was cleaning out my walking in closet and in the back of the closet was a full 30 gallon set up covered in blankets (I FORGOT this one ).So i set it up everything is fine and about two weeks from now the cycle should be done The WAter is a Little cloudy right now ..After the first week i added 2 crayfish and a scab fish just to make the tank cycle better and there still alive as i speak . following week added 2 angels (Still Kicking ) 3 days later pleco 4 days after that 3 baby tiger barbs ,still kicking .and finally one orange fish. all together 8 fish 2 crayfish .
i have 3 filters 2 of them are on my tank one aquaclear 500 that makes a tons of noise one aquaclear 20 and fluval 103 i use as a vacuum
2 plants in sand base tank and Yes its BEACH SAND from your local beach THAT I RINSE OUT GOOD . a couple of drift woods .
Water readings are great and the fish are playing cat and mouse with each other .. I;ll will post pics when i get home from work later.
And yes the crayfish don't bother the other fish because i feed them good .actually i saw the little baby sleeping next to him in the cave and he didn't bother him lol (I THOUGHT HE WOULD BE DINER )
An now its all about the light IM CONFUSED ABOUT , i have one florescent light dont know if it s good enough for the PLANTS for in the tank ...
The number is on the light is f20t8aq/pl alp 20 watts .Sounds a little low for the plants ..