I really like my eheim (I have a vintage 2011) and my 501. On this tank the 501 should be fine though. Either way more eheim filters will just make it easier to pull the trigger on other tank setups later
*Edit its a toms nano canister filter but it has same flow rating
If you still do not like the clip-on lights you might have another option: I just used ZooMed's light stand and their Deep Dome fixtures with CFL bulbs from HomeDepo over a rimless 10g. I was looking for clip-on lights myself but could not find anything that I thought would work for me. Put yours on RAOK and I'll sign up
About ~$50 total for all:
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Ha! Those are the stands I use to hold up the Marineland fixture on my 12gal long. Absolutely terrific. I've got a couple spares that I'm currently using for my dwarf citrus trees. Just don't have a way to properly position things with this tank without it looking like a jumbled mess.
Though, you have given me a great idea. I should spray paint some cheap Home Depot clamp lamps black just in case I decide to use them over this tank. Or others. Because I obviously have a serious issue (MTS).
Or dump the base and attach the arm to the wall behind the tank. Gives you height and light adjustable hanger. Or just make one yourself. The stand is like $20 on sale at Petco atm. The dome light is $24 at Amazon - gets you double reflector and no need to spray paint the $8 home depo brooder lamps. Add the cost of gas ...
Or better yet: attach the base to the bottom of your top shelf, then insert the arm from the top and you are golden. You can then also paint the light stand / lamps any color you like. May I recommend red - that will look dashing
Love this project btw. My favorite part is setting up new tanks. We both have MTS, brother
Last edited by OVT; 03-02-2013 at 01:42 AM.
Reason: another idea
Crypt beckettii or petchii? Which should I select for the back right area of the tank? Leaning toward C. beckettii.
Still debating. I've got a bunch of Wendtii but don't think I want something so generic unless it's brown or reddish.
Gonna glue moss on the driftwood later today and let it sit in a bucket with a powerhead for a few days. That way it'll be a little water logged and I can just stick it in the tank when I'm ready to install the Eheim when it arrives.