This sounds interesting so definitely keep me updated on this project. :) Oh yeah. If you get and grow some green cabomba, I'll buy some from you. Although, I'm not sure how you'd get cabomba either. Darn CA regulations.
If you can avoid putting the tank directly in front of a window (even if it's across the room from the window), that would probably be best. Placing it under or off to the side of a window would probably help curb any algae problems. Otherwise, you may want to get some otocinclus to keep the algae under control. That and a good algae magnet.
Hmm, no, I can't say I've ever grown plants outside. Would you grow them emersed or under water? If you grow them under water, I would recommend getting some guppies or asking your local mosquito control center for mosquitofish. Otherwise, you'll have a pretty bad msoquito problem. As for placement, you probably want to put it someplace that gets some shade at least part of the day. I think the temp would get too hot in direct sunlight all the time. Have you talked to OFL? I bet she would have some good tips for you.
My dad doesn't even live with me so that wouldn't matter, and my mom is tight on money so yeah, asking my dad for some help should be fine. Hopefully I can get it though. I don't know what type of Ehiem it is though.
For setting up the tank, what is the best spot to put it? I don't know where to out it though since we have some big windows in our living room.
Have you ever grown plants outside? I am thinking of doing that at my Aunts if I get permission of course. I would use a 20 gallon long that has a screen top to keep the pests away. How would algae be though? It would be away from the house so as long as there is sun, it will be in the sun all day.
Tell your family that canister filters are quieter than hang on back filters and since it'll be in the living room, the tank needs a quiet filter. Eheim is a good brand too and they're great because you can customize the filter media. I hope you can get it. An Eheim for $50 is a nice price. I wonder if it's the Eheim Classic or the Eheim Ecco . . . Oh! Also tell them that maintenance on a canister filter is a lot cleaner than a HOB. With a canister, you just unhook it and carry it to the sink. No dripping! With a HOB, you have to do maintenance on it right there, pretty much. Can get messy.
Bowfronts are great tanks because they are wider than rectangular tanks.
I saw an Ehiem canaster filter at Petco for $50 for up to like 35 gallons, i would so get it but i have no money. It would make a clean look though... Maybe I will look into it. It is on clearance so I don't know how long it will take.
Oh okay I will try that tomorrow, as it has been almost a week without any food. Hopefully he eats. I baffled the filter too, so we will see if that helps.
Now I really want that filter! Maybe I can see if I can pay my dad back for it. Oh and it is a glass bowfront with a really nice stand, if the stand will hide the filter I will so get it.
She does sound like she's a male. Haha, I like the name Kei but I did like the name Katana too.
Yup, crush the garlic and then put a little bit of tank water in there. Make the water really garlicky and then soak the pellets in there, usually a few minutes. If you can get live bloodworms, be sure to rinse them well. Otherwise, frozen work great too.
You definitely have to let me know how the Fluorite sand works out. The red gravel-like stuff made my water so muddy that the filter almost broke. Are you an Amazon Prime member? Otherwise I thought people had to spend like $25 to get the free shipping?
Try setting up a 55 gallon. I didn't even use any plants or gravel and the total still came to $500. >.> But to be fair, I did get a canister filter so that accounts for a lot of the cost. But I hope that filter lasts for a loooong time.
Is the 16 a bowfront? That will make a nice show tank.
Yeah it is flourite, it is actually quite cheap, found it on Amazon for around $22, it is also sold by Amazon so two day shipping for free! I need two bags and will have some left over, then I am gonna get root tabs, as I plan on having a corner with one or two swords, maybe I can get a real big one instead. Hopefully, since it will be a show tank most likely in the living room, I can get others to chip in. Substrate, plants, heater, and fish. The cost should run around $100-200, most likely around $150. O.O that's a lot lol.
She flares mostly on the side and sometimes head on. I heard that is usually a male. They say that males flare sideways so they look bigger. I am still gonna keep the name Kei, it sounds better.
I did a water change and he, gotta get use to that, perked up. Maybe I accidently put too much ferts in, not sure, but I am glad that it appears to be over. How do I extract garlic juice from actual garlic? Just crush the garlic, I assume. He is not eating, takes the pellet and spits it out. It has been a while, maybe I should set some live bloodworms or something too, maybe I should get some more mosquito larvae.
With the 16 I would totally dirt it but it usually ends in a mess with that slime, so I found some sand stuff that keeps nutrients. It is black and will do fine with cories. Add some root tabs where needed, fertilizer it every week and have healthy plants. Plus I don't have to keep the top dense or have floating plants, which means my ludwigia will be dense. I actually have a little idea on what to do, if of course I can find the right driftwood to pull it off.