Silky's 55 gallon Sword and Val Planted Tank
This is my second tank, I bought it on craigslist for $20. I resealed the entire tank and replaced the top rim/centerbrace. I used left over T8 lights I had on my 90 gallon previously and a generic 2 bulb T8 light fixture to put 3 T8s over it. The substrate is kitty litter and play sand, both combined cost me a grand total of $7. . The filters are left over box filters I had from my 90. And the backing is a poster board you would use in a science fair type project that I bought at an art's and crafts store and cut to fit back. The rocks are granite I found on an interstate on ramp (lol) that I pulled over illegally and grabbed. And I put a DIY C02 on it. All in all, this tank was very cheap to put together. It took some time and elbow grease to reseal remove old rim and order/replace new one, but it was pretty fun.
As for the plants I'm trying to cover the back in longer grasses. I've got a few jungle vals, some corkscrew vals and some sag back there. in the front I have some crypts anubias and java fern.
For fish as of now just 3 danios and 2 very small marble angels. I think eventually I'll have a few angels and some ottos.
Last edited by Silky; 08-11-2012 at 09:40 PM.