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Thread: I was a bad girl yesterday
06-22-2013, 03:54 PM #1
I was a bad girl yesterday
I was working at an office that's right next door to a Goodwill store, so after work I went in to casually browse... And found a little tank in the back that I took home for $6.
Well, the clown-puke is going to go bye-bye, but the filter-light combo is still there (just needs a sponge/cartridge) And if the filter doesn't work... There's always using a new one. :)
It looks to be in the 1-2 gallon range. A Marineland Eclipse PFES 02D. I've e-mailed Marineland asking for whatever information (preferably a pdf manual) that they can give me about it. The only light that will fit is a C7 incandescent. I wish they made grow lights that small.
This will definitely end up as a QT tank, for smaller fish. I need a QT tank anyways, right? Especially if a fish gets sick. :) I won't be able to add many/any medicines to my 5 gallon planted.
06-22-2013, 03:57 PM #2
Cute! Was going to suggest plants and shrimp until you got to the incandescent bulb part. Wish we could pick up tanks that cheap here! You'd be expecting to pay at least $50 for that same thing here.
06-22-2013, 05:03 PM #3
The reason it was cheap was because Goodwill is a thrift store, and the pricing people probably didn't know the retail value. lol
Might stick it by a window that gets mostly diffuse sunlight and try some low-light plants that way.
06-22-2013, 05:52 PM #4
if you want a QT tank, then there is no need for any gravel, or little to none decorations and plants.
of course you can if you want.i hear some people say, "i kept a goldfish in a bowl and it lived for a year."
they don't know how lucky they were and all goldfish live at least 15 years in proper conditions.
that is equal to saying my human lived in his closet for 5 years!
06-22-2013, 06:04 PM #5
Yeah, that's why I'm getting rid of the gravel. (At least, why I'm not replacing the current gravel with another substrate. LOL) The decorations are there partly for me, and party to help any skittish fish to feel safer. But I wanted it to mostly be stuff that could easily be cleaned after a sick animal.
06-22-2013, 06:09 PM #6
06-22-2013, 06:21 PM #7