Bought the last x3 Lava rocks (£1.25 kl) at the LFS (50 mile round trip) and a piece of Ocean rock (Limestone ?)
gave them a good scrub and put them in the tank overnight to soak, emptied the tank this morning then cut some Aluminised Bubble wrap to fit both ends and the back to act as insulation as the central heating from the stove doesn't run in the passage
wired up x3 GU10 6500k bulbs and an aquarium air pump then fixed some more Bubble wrap onto the wall above the tank so that it drapes over the tank and down the back, it comes off easy for access
then re-filled the tank with tap water + 20ml API water conditioner. I wasn't shure what the shiny Bubble wrap would look like and thought I might get a tank background to put infront of it, but I don't think it looks too bad ?
that's as far as I got today, will add some API Quick Start at the weekend. Off to Linton Falls below Grassington in the morning, taking wife on a picnic, though I'll be looking for some weathered drift wood for the tank