Hello fellow Michiganders!
I just bought a used 55g tank and I am currently buying all the accessories for it on a budget. I have found some screamin deals! I just got a 2x96w Compact Fluorescent light (48") for $50 off craigslist! I am working on getting a bigger canister filter next, hoping to win a Fluval 406 off ebay for $75 today! After that I have to get a couple more bags of Eco-Complete Planted Tank Substrate to add to the substrate I already have in my 29g tank. Then I am going to build my own custom stand for it and I will be all good to go except for C02. Not sure what I am going to do there... Currently on my 29g I am doing the DIY pop bottles with the classic sugar/yeast formula. But thats where I am at with the project. I am also going to paint the back of the tank either blue or black... Haven't decided yet. I am thinking black since it seems to really make the greens of the plants pop!