Been lurking for a while to get info for my planted tank, just joined today to share my progress. As mentioned in the title, it's an aqueon evolve 8 which i ended up getting for around $50 (with the use of some sales, coupons and/or magic.. ) Originally got it all set up to start cycling and about 2 weeks in decided to rescape and change the substrate in the process.
sorry for the quality, pics and video were taken w/ my iPhone.
Earlier today, before adding some plants
After the new plants
and a short video:
Let me know what you think! still looking for fauna ideas, can't decide between inverts/fish. Also, before someone yells at me for it, I will be upgrading the light VERY soon.
Just wanted to add a few new pics.. Moved a few things around and did some trimming. Also added a second light, i may be changing the fixture or replacing the stock LED with another aluminum clip-on CFL lamp. Still no fish besides the ottos :/
I am torn between a 4 and an 8 for my desk at work. The 8 seems like it would be pushing it for my desk, especially a cube. Recangle I could easily do an 8.
its not THAT big, especially when compared to the desk space required for the 4, the 8 is around 12x12. Mine is actually on my desk at my office. Either way, i think the evolve tanks are GREAT. Really have no complaints about mine, except for not being able to find more specs on the light (which has been able to GROW everything in my tank).