So long story short I have 5g hex and bought a 40g breeder tank and never bought or got around to building a stand. My uncle decided to get out of the game so I scored his 75g with a stand for only $100. Also had glass tops a cheap single bulb light 3 diffrent HOB filters (that I junked) 2 air pumps and about 3 or 4 fake decorations. I got the stuff today n set up tank where its going
Got to love the minons.
Shop this is the break down. I went out n bought a bale of sphagnum peat moss for $5.
Bought a 40lb bag of safe-t-sorb all natural clay floor dry for $5
Safe T Sorb Oil Absorbent, 40 lb. - 0800989 | Tractor Supply Company
and also a $4 5g bucket to rinse the clay n use as my fish bucket all at TSC.
I then also ordered 3 bags of eco-complete for the top 1"layer from petco online since its on sale and got free shipping. For $54.46 including tax.
I also then went to petsmart to get a thermometer, a multi alge scrapper(dont really need but my 5g needs it) a set of plant bulbs that where $3 and had like 8 bulbs in it. Of diffrent plants. I belive it was water lily, onion plant and apondages.
Figured what the heck lets see what happens. And was all excited and bought a bottle of tetra safe start that has all the bacteria. But didnt realize it was $18.
I figure I will take that baxk once my eco comes in n trade it in for some anarchis, and one of there amazon swords and what ever other plants they have then. Cause I have 2 pieces of holy in the 5g that I will put in the 75g along with the filter pad n some gravel to seed the tank instead of using the tetra safe start.
So in all so far in this build I have spent
Moss/floor dry $ 10
Eco-complete $ 55
Bucket $ 4
thermometer $ 3
No off to wipe it down with warm water n vinager. not sure if im gonna get around to rinsing the floor dry tonight or tomorrow but will keep yall posted & get pics