I had a 10g for about a year and a half, and I kept promising myself I'd eventually upgrade because the alcove it was in was way too big for it. Well, a couple weeks ago I was at Petco picking up some new frozen fish food and realized that they were having their 1$/gallon sale so I picked up a 40b.
Fast forward 2 weeks and I now realized that the glass box isn't the expensive part
Lighting: 2 double bulb T8 shop lights (2X6700k and 2x18000k) in a DIY hood.
Substrate: 16lb Flourite Black Sand
Flora: (from left to right) Anubias, Golden Creeping Jenny, Marimo Ball, Hornwort, Anacharis, Marsilea Minuta, Amazon Sword.
Fauna: 5x Neon Tetra, 1x Black Tetra, 4x Otocinclus, 3X spotted Nerite Snails, 3X Zebra Nerite Snails.
Equipment: Odyssea CFS 500 canister filter with CWO4GUNNERs circumference mod
, DIY CO2.
Fertilizers: EI with dry ferts from Rex Grigg.
And I really like the way these bulbs bring out the colors in the neons:
I picked up an Airco dual stage regulator on eBay, now I just need a tank, needle valve and bubble counter.