Summer’s Fish Tank

Summer's Aquarium

So technically speaking this is my 3 year old daughters aquarium, but since I set it up and take care of it, I’ll include it here. For this tank I needed it to fit on her bookshelf which was only 12 inches high. I couldn’t find a decent sized aquarium that would fit, so I made my own. I ended up taking a 10 gallon tank apart, cutting the glass to 7.5 inches, and reassembling it back together. It was a fun project, but I wish I had taken pictures of the steps.

Normally I wouldn’t go for multi-colored gravel and butterfly statues, but again since this is technically my daughters aquarium, I had her help pick out the decorations. For the filter, I ended up creating a built in filter out of black corrugated plastic, a pump, and filter media. It seems to do it’s job, and the aquarium seems healthy and stays clean.

Hardware:

Aquarium: Modified 10 gallon
Heater: FreeSea 50 watt heater
Pump: Rio+ 50
Lighting: NICREW SkyLED Plus
Lighting Controller: NICREW Single Channel LED Light Timer Pro
Filtration: Biological Sponge
Algae Scrapper: Mag-Float Small

Plants/Animals:

African Dwarf FrogAfrican Dwarf Frog
Fancy Guppies
Blue Velvet Shrimp
Red Cherry Shrimp
Various other Neocaridina shrimp
Nerite Snail
Malaysian Trumpet Snails
Pond Snails
Java moss
Java fern
Ludwigia
Cryptocoryne
Subwassertang
Rotala Indica

 

Full Tank Shot
Full Tank Shot
Blue Velvet Shrimp
Blue Velvet Shrimp
African Dwarf Frog
African Dwarf Frog
Nerite Snail
Nerite Snail
Red Cherry Shrimp
Red Cherry Shrimp