|The foam backing.|
The kit also comes with a Fluval Nano filter, Mini CO² kit with a passive diffuser, Compact Florescent Lighting, Fluval Plant Stratum, and a small bottle of Nutrafin Plant Gro (which I already use in my 3gallon).
|9 sealant circles.|
The final thing before I can put anything in the tank is making sure it's leak-proof! So, I fill up the tank and it will remain filled up with water for 24 hours to make sure it's completely leak proof and the edges of the glass on the bottom and on the back are sealed properly. (never trust manufactures with this, there is always a possibility of defects or degrading based on shelf life.) Better safe than sorry... I can deal with a leaky tank with nothing except water in it, but not a leaky tank with plants, substrate and fish. Also a great time to test the filter!
|You can see three gallon to the left. Ignore the dirty dishes in the sink >.>|
Tomorrow I'll be picking up some new plants to add to the plants I have in the 3gallon - then we'll be washing sand and the Fluval stratum. Then once we get the planting done, I can start cycling the tank!