On 1st of January 2012, this tank was moved from Berlin, Germany to UK. The move took around 48 hours and was successful, with a 100% survival rate of fish, plants and equipment. Unfortunately, I have since not had enough time to dedicate to appropriate research for the new posts, so the blog was put on hold.
Last month, this project met a rather abrupt and an unexpected end: I was away from a couple of weeks in the US, and during that time, without my knowledge, the filter was unplugged. On my return, I found no sign of vertebrate life in the tank. This has happened even though the people who were in the house while I was away knew the importance of a running filter.
You can view all the posts relating to this aquarium in the 60 litre aquarium category. The posts of most interest to beginners are the following:
- The filter
- Test kits
- Fish-less cycling
- […] ammonia dosing
- Filter media
- Picking species
- Diatoms (algae)
- Deciding on fish numbers
- First maintenance
- Wood fungus/bacteria
- Importance of acclimatisation
- Methods of acclimatisation
- Fish jump.
The three items that are highlighted are the ones that I have referred others to most often, as they are usually the most misunderstood and clouded in myth.
This is the last tank shot of the aquarium:
Of course, this is not the end for the tank and I will soon be setting it up again. I do not have much preference for set-up, other than it be a biotope, so I welcome all suggestions in the comments! Anything from a detailed set-up to a species that the rest of the tank should be created around would be considered.
Next time, I plan to explain how to seed a filter from an existing tank, and whatever else is requested. In the mean time, I am using it to grow plants that fund my hobby.