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don't the sponge filters normally come with an air pump?Bijou88 said:
yeah, my 55 and 38 are both sand tanks. i have an extra 20lb bag of black sand from when i set up the 55, so i figured i could use some of that. the fry are light in color anyways since they will be yellow and white, so they stand out against black. then i can stick a few plants here and there. then if i ever want to switch it over to shrimp i don't have to do anything. just add more plants and remove the fry.KingD said:
i mean i could always leave my curtain open and get some light in there hahaha. i usually have it closed unless its not sunny out, though.KingD said:Well you said you dont have a light for the tank, so Im not too sure how well the plants would survive without it, even if theyre low tech plants
well my 38 is heavily planted so i know how to do them, but i'm not good with lighting lolKingD said:You could try that, Im not an expert on planted tanks. Im actually looking to plant my 55 gallon tank. Maybe someone who has had experience with planted tanks can help you out with that one.
my stupid 5.5 that the fry are in now got brown algae and everything is covered. the light on the tank is ridiculously bright though. and it probably gets some natural light from the massive window in there haha. but the 10 gallon would be in a different room.KingD said:Im assuming it could work if they get enough hours of light. Now another issue could be too much natural lighting and you getting an algae bloom which is just annoying
the chameleon is a maybe, but if that happens and i move the 10 gallon then i will get a light for it. because if i get a chameleon it means i have money. which means i can afford to buy one. hahahaha. anyways, i think i'm going to get to work draining it of dead brine shrimp and waterlogged eggs and rinse off the sand and stuff. i won't have the sponge filter until tomorrow but i can still get it ready today. i have a second airstone, would i be able to use my pump for the filter and as a little bubbler? i've never had that in a tank before and i think it might be cute. i only have one check valve, but i guess i could put it before i have the tubing split.KingD said:Yea I've gotten some brown algae on my fry tank but I cleaned that up really easily. If the plants are getting light and they are growing, then you should be okay.
Now if the chameleon is going to be where the 10 gallon is going to go, does that mean ou wont be getting any light onto the 10 gallon?