I saw that one on the internet for super cheap, it is really unbelievable, I don't think there are any just fish stores around, I think there are some in San Jose so maybe I will check that out, as it will be a tad cheaper.
Yeah, it's been acting up lately. It blocked me earlier too.
A tank built into the wall sounds awesome. A huge, 300 gallon tank. Wouldn't need to worry about water changes with a tank that big. Probably one every two months, haha.
Do you have any small aquarium stores in your area? One of them might have the Odyssea brand T5 HO lighting. I paid (well, my dad paid -__-) less than $60 for a 24" one. All I had to do was get an extra daylight bulb and switch out the blue actinic one.
I don't know why but this website seems to not let me on at random times like early...
A house full of fish tanks... Baller status lol. I want a fish tank that is either incorporated into the wall, though water changes will be a terrible experience, or a nice 55 gallon that has a nice stand and canopy.
Yeah I need to rearrange plants, but I don't have the T5s yet so plants are as close to the light as possible so they grow. Hopefully I can get the T5s tomorrow or something, sucky thing is the fixture doesn't come with lights, but it is sold more towards reefs so it may be a good thing.
Haha, my neighbor's house is empty since she went into a senior living community. I asked my dad if we could rent it for me. He's like, "Uhhh, NO." I think he was envisioning fish tanks lining every single wall.
Oh, I'm glad the plants made it. Hygrophila is a great nitrate buster and a good background plant. :)
I got the plants, the hygrophila has massive leaves! I didn't think I was getting so much lol. I am trying to get the T5s but my mom isn't making it easy. Once I get the lights the layout will be a bit different.
I read most of the magazine, well maybe half, I got to the shrimp part and it was interesting. I wish I could build a system that only uses a couple heaters for tanks next to each other. Or better yet have a fish room! I want my own house!
Sorry I use my phone to go on here so I deal with autocorrect...
That would be awesome though, ugh forgot the name, stars with a T and she's from Fresno, well she is also going.
I will see if I can squeeze the sponge in their too, I will at least put the media that has the holes in and maybe some carbon that is no longer activated.
I saw a light timer at Target that was $10 and it had two outlets on the side. I only have two tanks in the room so it works. Though at first when I put the T5s on the sorority I will only have that hooked up so the lights aren't on that much.
A light timer is a really good investment if you're serious about plants. I probably should have one but they take up too much space at the outlet. I'd have to unplug somebody's heater and have cold, angry fishies. o.O
Since canister filters have spaces for bio media like the bio-max that comes in AquaClear filters, I don't see why you couldn't put the used bio-max in the Eheim. It should work fine and that'll jumpstart its cycle, too.
Yeah, still a far drive considering gas though, but the post office makes sure to not deliver them as fast as they could lol.
I will be buying a light timer that has two plugs for my lights and then I will put the filter in once an outlet gets freed. One good thing is it doesn't use very much power either. If there is room in the Ehiem I may just put the media from my Aquaclear in there just so there is less energy being used. Hopefully I can find a place, if not I won't though.
Are you planning on going to the INC show in Santa Clara? I forgot the exact date, hopefully I font have something already planNed XD
You can do that. It never hurts to have extra filtration and by starting the Eheim now, it starts its cycle going. Depending on how long it's on there, by the time you get the 16 set up, the Eheim might be fully cycled and you can put the fish straight in.
Darn, I was hoping the plants wouldn't take so long since it's only like a two hour drive from here to Fremont. Well, that's the USPS for ya.