This summer I'll be setting up a new tank, a 29 gallon with live breeders and driftwood.

Friday, June 10, 2011

The New Tank

For my birthday, May 26, I got a nice 50 dollar curved glass tank. It is 3 gallons, 7 or 8 inches tall, and just as deep. There is a lot of surface area, and it came with a filter and a (very blue) light.
Over a week, I spent 45 dollars on plants, and 30 dollars on Japanese Aqua Soil bought online.
It was extremely expensive, but worth it!

I set it up slowly, and over time, it cleared, and became perfect.
Now, I have a beautiful tank full of plants. The shrimp are redder than I have ever seen them, and my new adventourous snail (more on him in an upcoming post)John Paul is happier then ever, while he digs up every plant every day >.> 
Viktor has stopped singing nightly, and is not as active as he used to be. While he was in a large soup bowl over night the  day I was transferring them, he jumped out! I woke up with Viktor missing. I spent 10 minutes looking for him, and found him on the floor in a cardboard box. I threw him into the tank which wasnt ready for him yet, but what other choice did I have? So now, he is okay, but not as happy. He seems much more mentally impacted than physically. I doubt he will be ready for breeding him in July, so I will have to buy two breeders.
The only physical damage he suffered from the ordeal, is that his left hand has permanently shrunk up from drying out. It slightly hinders his swimming.

The tank is beautiful, and the animals are mostly thriving. When Viktor recovers, I will consider the tank perfect.

**Photos soon to come**

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