01-26-2005, 11:31 PM
Join Date: Jan 2005
| | 1st Planted Tank Endeavor - 10g Nano
On a small scale, I finally took the plunge!
I enjoy the DIY stuff, so I built the wood base and canopy and installed a 36w compact. Those are fan filter guards, but there are no fans. I thought I would need them, but with the aquarium being an open top, the heat didn't build up as I was expecting. Keeping up with evaporate should be fun though.
Thanks to the generosity of Nickolay, I started with great plant material. It all came from Nickolay's tanks. Oh...and Mickey was the source of my start up bacteria. Thanks again to both of you!
I just mixed my first batch of DIY CO2. Once I start seeing some bubble action (tomorrow morning, if I did it right), I will begin phasing in the light starting with 5 hrs. per day.
Being the beneficiary of a club raffle prize at the last meeting, I have Seachem's N, P, and K on hand. I did purchase the dry chemicals earlier, but will probably stick with the Flourish products at first. Now, I just have to figure out when and how much. Everybody's question...right?
There should be a couple of pictures below.