my 23x12x11 (inch) plastic tank developed a crack today im planning on getting a bigger glass tank. What substrate should i go for and should i get a canister filter while im at it? Can i have live plants on gravel or must i use soil?
I actually went and build a 85L glass tank just added soil and plants today set up the filter and stuff. I don’t feel the plastic tank is worth repairing but i just reduced the water to half the tank and im going the leave my fishes in there for a day or two til my tank is cycledIf the crack is on the side or a flat part of the tank, it can usually be glued and patched with another piece of plastic. However, buying a piece of clear plastic could cost a bit of money. Pop down to the local hardware and see what they have.
I have ran the filter and the and aerate the tank for almost 24 hours now maybe i can start introducing one fish a dayYou don't want to run the old tank without a filter if it still has fish in there. Just dechlorinate the new tank and aerate it for 24 hours, then move the fish and filter into it.