02-11-2006, 10:56 AM
Join Date: May 2005
| | Starting all over again . . . sort of
Hello again all:
I have posted a few questions about equipment on this board but have finally summoned the courage to ask a substantive question about my tank. I am by my own admission not a dedicated or skilled aquatic gardener and have limited myself to using only Java Fern, Java Moss and Anubius in my tank. These plants have proven to be very forgiving to aquarists with limited experience.
With that said here is my situation. I have a 10g tank with a population of 1 betta. I am using a homemade sponge filter (I will be setting up a Zoo Med 501 soon), a 50w watt Ebo J (Ehiem) heater and a standard hood with a 15w NO fluorescent bulb. Hardscape consists of sanded slate tile pieces (the flat stuff) and assorted rocks. The substrate is plain pool filter sand.
Now my dilemma. I would like to move the tank from the basment to an upstairs floor so that I will be in a position to view it more often. I would like to know what precautions any of you would take to ensure the preservation of your biological filtration. I would also be curious to know what (if any) fertilization regimen would be useful in a tank such as this. Right now I am just adding Flourish Excel as directed on the bottle and conducting weekly 25% water changes.
I was also considering adding some eggcrate when I move the tank to an alternate location as I was thinking of adding a some more rocks. This is not for certain though. I was also thinking about introducing some mopani driftwood but I will have to test to see how that stuff affects pH.
I will stop rambling at this point before I get *too* far off topic, however, any comments on how you would go about moving and fertilizing a small low-light tank would be very much appreciated.
Last edited by tuvok; 04-23-2006 at 11:02 AM..