If you want to see where I started, check out the topic I used for updates on the 48L HERE
Right! So I got this Juwel for £100 off ebay. It came with black sand, live plants and fish (but I didn't take the fish). It also had an *awesome* castle ornament which will be going on ebay quick-like. There's a small piece of wood with it too.
As with many bargains things don't always work out to plan. When we lifted the tank into our car the trim on the bottom just fell apart lol - also the tank had been quite neglected so was pretty manky. These things are both easily solved! BUT when we got home we saw that the lighting unit had obviously broken at some point so they had rigged up some interpet lighting unit to it while also "modifying" the original unit. It did not look safe at all. There was nothing for it I had to buy a new unit for £73.00 - ouch!
The tank has now cleaned up pretty well and I'm in the process of gluing the bottom frame back together.
Other things I've bought for the tank:
Hydor 300w External Heater
Tetra EX1200 External Filter
Unfortunately I'm away for the weekend because all I want to do is set up this tank! Here's some pictures!
These are the plants that came with it, there's quite a bit here! Please ID them for me?
And one tiny tuft of this stuff:
Also it looks like one of the plants has lots of "babies" attached to it and there is one clump with maybe 5 little ones attached...am I OK to separate these? Is there a correct way to do it? Here's just two stick together as an example.
Here's how I'm keeping them - if I'm lucky I'll be able to plant on Sunday but that may not happen. Should I do anything different?
Edited by Alm0stAwesome, 06 June 2012 - 02:51 PM.