You can read the introductory post and part 1 if you haven’t already.
Continuing with the Day 1 post.
I filled the rest of the tank up with more water and started to plant the remaining plants I had from my other shrimp tank. Also planting the larger plants at the back.
The plants went in and the tank looks just how I wanted it to. It’s packed full of green and looks great. Loads of little hiding places and cover from the light.
I then added the little sponge filter and it’s trickling away, hopefully the water will be clearer tomorrow so I can add the red cherry Shrimp.
I have however ordered a new filter. This is purely because I don’t like air powered filters, due to the noise of both the air pump and the trickling water. However while not the most powerful the Interpet air pumps are near silent, and the only ones that are.
The new filter is made by Aquael. It has a sponge on the intake so the shrimp can still graze from it, but it’s a small submersible filter meaning the pump is under water and it won’t make a sound. Also the flow seems to be very strong which means the water will filter much more thoroughly.
The LED light I bought for this tank is from Amazon, it’s a smaller version of the larger one I bought for my main tank, so I knew it was going to look and perform great. It gives off a real bright white light instead of the dull yellow some more traditional bulbs give off. LED lighting is also more cost effective, win, win.
Currently I have a standard 100w heater installed.
Once the water reaches 25c and it clears, I’ll add the red cherry shrimp I have planned for it. Iv taken them from the shrimp jar and the small 12 litre tank.
The last thing I did was add my new Zebra Nerite snail.