This 64 litre used to be my main tank. After upgrading to the 4ft, it’s been in my loft. Iv posted a load of posts about the 64 litre.
I currently have a 30 litre Dennerle cube tank sat on an IKEA unit that I recently reinforced. I reinforced the unit specifically to hold the weight of a larger tank. As beautiful as this tank is, the 64 litre will be replacing it. See how I reinforced the IKEA unit here.
The 64 litre tank has nearly the same surface area as the unit, so it will look really nice. I recently bought 6 Neons, specifically because I knew I’d be getting a larger tank. Personally I don’t think any fish, aside from a Betta, will do well in a 30cm square tank. So they’ll appreciate the larger space.
The tank will still be a low maintenance shrimp tank, just with a few Neons. Simple sponge filter and lots of plants. The shrimps didn’t do so well in the 30 litre so hopefully with a larger water volume they’ll have a better chance. The general rule is the more water the easier it is to maintain good water quality.
All I need is more gravel as the tank bottom surface area is now twice as large. The Neons should love it, as so will the new shrimp, once I have them.
This is the current tank. No Shrimp left, 6 Neons. I will be replacing this with a 64 litre, and adding Red Cherry Shrimp.