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Tentative Occupant List ~
X-Ray Pristella Tetra
True Rummynose Tetra
Day One ~
Well, this tank was a complete freebie. Everything for the tank was given to me, but with the looks of the tank itself, I am in for a workout. I'm gonna transform this tank from a "Freecyle" freebie, to a splendid Tetra tank. I've got some plans for the tank, but am still undecided on several topics. But for sure, I'm gettin new heater and filter for this tank...I don't trust the old ones to be up to par. This one is staged in the living room, on a wall that seperates to a bedroom.
The Stand Before Cleaning & Prep. The Tank, before cleaning & Prep.
Well, cleaning has been fun. I basically threw away everything that came with the tank. The Heater was an ancient glass heater that appeared cracked. the Filter...well we just won't go there. It also had an underground filter setup, that wasn't pretty. I threw it out, along with the rock it had in it.
I'm about to throw out both hood Lights included with the tank as well. One of them the plug was corroded as well as the switch wouldn't pop in and out, therefore I couldn't shut that light off, The other one seems ok. However if I get 1 new light, I might as well get them both, right? lol And the glass for under the lights...Ugh Calcium deposits about a quarter inch thick, that would be alot of work.
So, all that Aside, I put 5 gallons worth of water in it, and it's held that. There is a crack in it that had been sealed, so I'm hoping that it stays sealed.
The Tank & Stand together...after initial Cleaning.