Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Edmonton, Canada
Hey, great info! I always like looking over DIY set-ups - so much more interesting than store-bought stuff. Anyway, I was at Big Al's and held a 5½ gallon Perfecto next to the All-Glass Mini Bow 7 and realized that the AG was essentially a 5½ gallon with a bow-front added. I thought that the AG was a taller tank (and thus could accept tall plants) but it was just the base and light hood that were giving it the "tall tank" look. So instead of spending $100 (Canadian) on the AG Mini-Bow and then modifying the hood I've ordered an AHSupply 1x13W Bright Kit that I will place in a DIY light hood and set it on top of the Perfecto 5½ (2.4 watts/gallon) with a Perfecto hinged glass lid in between. I should be able to bring it all together for well under $100 including a little muffin fan in the hood. I'll post some pics.