I haven’t probably mentioned it, but we have a 10 gallon fish tank with some guppies that breed like rabbits… actually, worse. I decided to upgrade to a bigger size fish tank and someone luckily was giving one away on Freecycle. Now I have a 30 gallon tank and stand. They also gave me quite a bit of equipment.
|Canister Filter, this thing is AWESOME. It does such a
beautiful job cleaning the tank.
I stained the stand to look nicer. If you’re interested in seeing more of that project, you can check out my Aquarium Stand Update post.
I did order a heater for the tank because there wasn’t one larger enough and some of the fish I would like require warmer water. I’m pretty happy with how this heater works at the moment. It’s a lot more higher tech than the equipment I had when I kept fish as a kid.
The tank didn’t come with the hood and light combined so I decided to order one. I didn’t want to spent a lot of money. I was a little nervous that I’d get a crappy item by not spending a lot of money, but this hood is AWESOME. The black part was actually really cheap and flimsy looking when I took it out of the box, but this made it actually less obvious once it was on the tank instead of standing out like some of the more solid hoods do. It does not seem like it will break easily, at least if you keep it on the tank. I love how it fits on using a hinge that snaps onto the tank… it can be raised and lowered easily so you’re raising the whole hood instead of just a tiny opening. My prior tank’s hood had only a small opening and I always was having to pull the whole hood off to clean the tank or to put fish in. What a pain.
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