Ah, I'm at four tanks now. Someone help me. :P
So the other day I finally got my new (for me) 20 gallon long set up. There was this whole gravel hold up going on. It actually came with some pretty nice looking gravel, a dark, natural looking reddish brown, with black mixed in. But no matter much I rinsed it, it kept turning the water muddy. I think it was deteriorating, so I just went to get some new stuff. After much shopping around, because I'm picky, I went to lfs that sells gravel in bulk, and got some mixed color pebbly stuff, all smooth like.
The tank is now setting, seeded with gravel, rocks, and filter media from my other three tanks. Also, I've had good experience with the little packs of plant bulbs you see at places like Petco, so I've got about ten of those planted. Waiting for the cycle is so painful, I don't know if I can do it again. :P
In the meantime, I've got tons of crap to decorate it with. My dad and sister go to a lot of rummage sales and such, and I usually stay home. But lately they've been coming home with arm loads of fish stuff for me, particularly a lot of driftwood and shells. So I've got 7-12 various sized pieces of driftwood soaking out back.
But for now, here's a look at how it's going.
Now, normally I don't buy
rocks, because to me it's like paying for air, or water, but these two pieces were just so cool, I had to get them.