I love the fish you have in there. Plus your layout is nice and clean.
thanks, I'll be adding zebra loaches and either cherry or odessa barbs when I get some extra money. I'm also considering doing away with the sand area at the front and doing more dirt and gravel. then planting some sort of foreground plant.
Got 5 Zebra Loaches added them to the tank last night. Cherry or Odessa barbs will be the only other fish species added to this tank. Which I get will depend on my wallet. Odessa's are around 5.25-5.50 and Cherrys are around 1.50-1.99 so big difference when you are talking about a school of 7-9
Monday night I built an adjustable stand for my lights. I still need to paint it but I will go ahead and share pictures of it. All the pieces I had on hand so this DIY project was free and it only took me a couple hours.
I plan on replacing the ugly clips with some silver chain at some point, but for now it works as is.
This shows the construction I used to provide stability to the stand.
I drilled holes through the wood using a paddle bit at 2 inch intervals. The lights can be adjusted to sit almost directly on the tank up to 1 foot above the top of the tank.
I used an old adjustable curtain rod as cross bar to hold the lights. Adjusting is as simple as pushing the two pieces of the bar together so the ends come out of the holes and then extending the rod back out when in the next desire position.