I went for some retail therapy today. I felt like I really needed to do it.
I got a fluval 404 for the big tank. That meant I could take out the internal power filter and swap the 104. It was pretty easy to swap becaude the hose fittings clicked into the lid of the 404. I filled it with the noodles from the 104 and added the rest that came with the 404. Quick enough job.
I also got a 24x12x18 (lxwxh) on a stand. I need to finish the stand with some lacquer. I also got a small tank as a hopital/qt
and it fits on the shelf under the 2ft tank. I got a 100W Tronic heater for the 2ft and a 50W tronic for the qt
Stocked up on food too.
The 2ft will be used for breeding right now. I'll try the Rams in it first I think. Setting it up will need to wait. I want the media in the 404 to mature and put some back into the 104. I will need to order some more Biomax and Ceramic noodles and sponges for the 104. The sponges had geen mould growing in them and they were beginning to fall apart. I have not got gravel for these 2 tanks yet. Next pay day, atleast the LFS
threw in the air pump and sponge filter and a few bits and pieces for free.
My plan is to later get a double tube NO
flouro fitting and get a 18000K and 6700K tube. That will push it close to 2 wpg
. I think the Rams will appreciate the plants that can grow in that.
If you have read this far I hope I didn't ramble. The typing is also a bit of therapy at the moment.