Also! I forgot to mention I need light suggestions.. I need to get a light ASAP
I found several desk lamps at IKEA that would work. I tried a planted shrimp bowl a year ago(got bored with it). I also found 25w Halogen replacement bulbs there. I was able to put together a functional light for $12.
NOTE: @ 25w Halogen use a metal light fixture. I didn't have a problem with a plastic light fixture but, I didn't feel comfortable as the fixture seemed hot all the time.
Hmmm I checked out Ikea's website. No luck. I'm kinda looking for something LED-ey. And I'd like it to attach somehow.
It is for my GF who will be living 4 hours away from me next year, so major things like knowing what bulb to go get are kind of out of the question. The most I want her to have to do is pull floaters and top off
Very low maint. But I appreciate your suggestion. I'll be keeping it in mind for my own tanks
I was using the desk top version on a 2 gal hex and 2 gal bowl with good but slooooow results. The temp is way off but should work. How is the hagen elite mini in this size cube? I thought it was too much flow in my DB 3 Gal.
You and i have the same taste in tanks. I was looking at these on amazon yesterday but didn't like the backgrounds. Good to know they are removable. Looks great so far.
For this small a tank a desk lamp with a CFL bulb would work well, or run an LED bulb for even more longevity. There are several par bulbs to choose from but I would recommend the Ecosmart par20 8watt bulb.
I did something similar with that Ikea LED light in my own micro zen tank. I'm also using an Azoo Palm Filter. Flora are Java Fern, Java Moss, Anubias Petite, and some Frogbit. I threw in some clippings hydrocotyle sp. japan, from my high tech tank, so I'll just keep replacing that during PWC's since it won't thrive in this mini tank.