i just set one of these up last week. It's my first foray into an aquarium in 5 years. Living in an apartment with limited space I wanted something small and clean looking.
I made a couple of mods, first off I replaced the stock light with a Marineland 18" LED fixture, and i also cut the top part of the sponge off so that I could run filter floss above it.
I plan on dosing excel as well as Flourish.
- Compact amazon sword
- Anubias Nana
- Rotala Idica
- and I totally forgot what the last one was.
Bump: I forgot to add that I just did a little modification to the marineland light.
I wasn't happy with the way the light spectrum looked, and I wanted a little more light.
To remedy this I added some LED strips, that I got from IKEA, in between the rows of LEDs on the circuit board. In order to do this I had to remove the clear plastic shield, I don't for see this being an issue however.
For now I have the IKEA LEDs hooked into the power supply that came with them. However I plan on getting a higher Ma power supply and splicing them into the plug on the light itself.
The IKEA lights are supposed to be 2700k so it gives the tank a much warmer glow compared to the Marineland fixture by itself which gives off a very white, almost blueish glow.
I also made a simple mod to the filter so that it would actually act as an overflow.
I used two suction cups, one on each side, in order to block the hole that lets water pass into the filter without overflowing.