OK, Here We Go With A New Tank(s)
by, 01-28-2014 at 11:36 PM (1156 Views)
So, I have this 5.5 gallon tank without a light. It had an incandescent light that didn't work anymore, so I trashed it. I wanted to put a Betta in it, but can't find a lighted hood, or tank cover/light combo that would fit, so I ended up buying a 10 gallon tank. Mr. Betta will be happier in the 10 gallon anyway once I bring him home, and I think my entertainment center should be able to support the 100-120 pounds worth of fish tank. I tested the integrity of the entertainment center by sitting on it (I weigh 170 pounds I'm sorry to say) and there was not so much as a creak. So here's the plan: I put the 5.5 gallon on the hutch which is also very solid, and will use it as a hospital/quarantine tank, and the 10 gallon on the entertainment center as my main tank. So beginning this week, I will be cycling two tanks, using the fishless ammonia method. I'm not going to do live plants at this time. Call me a wimp, but I'm just not sure If I can keep them alive. I will however, put down a layer of substrate in the 10 gallon in case I change my mind at a later date. So far, I'm collecting various silk plants and decorations for each tank. I have two sponge filters for the 10 gallon. Since I hadn't originally planned for two tanks, I don't have anything other than the filter that came with the 5.5 gallon, which puts out too strong a current for a Betta. I may have to get one more sponge filter. So that's where I am so far with me new tanks. I will keep this Blog up to date and I hope to post pictures soon. Until then, keep those fishies happy everyone!