Hello all, i thought I'd share my experiences and feelings as I set up my first 10g nano.
First of all, I have done alot of reasearch from the internet to make this setup as easy and cheapest for me.
So far, I have spent about 30 dollars on this whole setup and I'm very happy. Some of the items that are shown were also given to me by friends. i had to buy the substrate and the rocks and saltwater mix..
The tank is about 2 weeks old and i think i will let it cycle while i buy more gadgets for it :D
(dont have an actual test kit either..)
Please do not hesitate to comment on my tank and if you have any suggestions!
onto the pictures
I did not take pictures of the actual painting process but it took about 30 minutes to dry and remember to use alot of masking tape or you will get little spray dots on your glass and it will be a pain to take off. I did about 4 coats and made sure no light was shining through it. I used a enamel blue paint used for model cars. I used this because i didnt want to go out and spend 5$ on a can of paint that I already have but if I did have to buy some, i would go with krylon paint.
I found a nice little spot on a table in my room, sunlight does indeed go into most of the tank but i have moved the tank over a bit.
This is the picture where i mixed the salt inside the tank. As you can see, i desperateley need some powerheads for it, which i will be getting soon.
Dont mind the gravel, I thought it would beneficial for some bacteria to grow on and coated it over with a layer of marine sand.. im still thinking whether if was a good decision, I might put some coral gravel on it soon..
That is about 15 lbs of dead rock and 1 little tiny piece for seeding the other ones.. I should ask my friend for some more soon.. I like the texture of those white rocks alot.. Do you guys think it looks natural? and I also know that those white rocks wont stay white for long.. so im ready for that haha
I will get some more recent pictures and will get some filters and DIY projects soon after i have time (school kills)
Thanks for looking!