45 gallon bowfront
First fish i've ever owned, so this will be my inaugural aquarium journal
Tonight I added a base layer of 30lbs of flourite, then 50lbs of mixed black and blue gravel. I have a Coralife 96W compact fluorescent for my lighting, and an aquaclear 70 for filtering. Here's a picture of where i'm at:
Tomorrow I mount the heater, thermometer, prep the filter material, prep the driftwood, add my airline/bubble system, add the water and start cycling!
Can't wait to see it all setup and going. I'm assuming you are going to go with live plants because of the Flourite base?
Woo! Love new journals
My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .
Absolutely. My LFS is getting their plant shipment Friday, so I plan to go this weekend to grab some.
Originally Posted by DylanisHawttt
I currently have a really nice piece of drift wood sitting in a big bucket of really hot water. Just kept pouring boiling water over it until it was just about submerged. After lunch i'll start filling the tank, as i have everything hooked up and ready to go
Also the phone pic was pure laziness. I'll bring out my DSLR for all subsequent pics
Tank's full, and everything's running as it should be. The filter was a bit noisy outta the box, so I applied some Vasoline to the impeller shaft and after a few applications I can barely hear it over the trickling of the water. (Which I may add has plenty of clearance before it hits the lid)
Oddly enough the filter didn't work a couple times between lubrication/testing, i'll have to keep an eye on that. Right now i'm waiting for the temperature to rise so I can add my ammonia and officially begin cycling!
I added about 4ppm of ammonia yesterday, woke up to cloudy water, which apparently could mean the start of the bacterial cycle
Good to see an apparent sign of bacterial life. Water's still testing at roughly 4ppm of ammonia
It'll take a little bit i think. Nice tank!
10gal Betta Tank
, Pearl, Wendy, Nightmare
,Albino Dwarf Cories
, and Nerite Snails
- Community Fish
- Two Fiddler Crabs
Yea it will take a couple weeks. Heads up on the AquaClear, if you can still exchange it do it before its to late. When they start working intermittently its only a mater of time till they stop, happened to me recently. If not you can just buy the motor when yours goes out, amazon has them for pretty cheap.
Tank looks great so far, I love bowfronts!
Nice tank, any ideas of what fish you want to get?
"Can ye fathom the ocean, dark and deep, where the mighty waves and the grandeur sweep?" - Fanny Crosby
I haven't had any issues with the motor yet, so i think i'm gonna tempt fate and stick with it. A bit noisy with the cover on, though I take it off at night so it's never bothersome
Originally Posted by FinalJenemba
Originally Posted by TheVoldevader
I went out and picked up some plants today. I only had an hour to put them in before work, planning to "redecorate" tomorrow night